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Full text of "Variety (May 1913)"

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VOL. XXX. No. 9. 



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NEW YORK, FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1913. 



PRICE TEN CENTS. 




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VARIETY 



EVA 



TANGUAY 






says: 






There's money in playing under your own management, 
if you can draw them into theatres as I have done, and 
when surrounded by a company that compares with the 
best of vaudeville bills ever presented. 

more personal satisfaction since heading 

EVA TANGUAY'S CYCLONIC VAUDEVILLE 

than I ever experienced in all my weeks filling up the box 
offices of vaudeville managers. 

A Little Free Advice 

If you can draw money in vaudeville and are willing to 
have the remainder of the performance a good one, as I 
have done, 

Go on the Road 

Only one losing week since I started out, and then the net 
loss was $59, due to weather and other conditions on a 
week stand. Don't want to tell my profits, but now I 
know how many vaudeville managers grew rich so quickly. 



This Week (April 28) West End, New York 
Next Week (May 5) Jersey City 



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NEW YORK CITY, FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1913. 



PRICE 10 CENTS 



THEATRICAL ASSOCIATIONS 

MAY BE MERG ED INTO UNIT 

Theatre Managers 9 Association and National Theatre 
Producing Managers' Association to be Recruited up 
to Full Strength or New Order Formed, Embrac- 
ing Former Factional Sides, K & E-Shubert 
Pooling Agreement Making it Possible. 
To Combat Labor Troubles, Princi- 
pal Reason. Awaiting Return of 
Alf. Hay man. 



The Klaw & Erlanger-Shubert mer- 
ger" or "pooling" of certain towns to 
be more correct, is already working its 
beneficient influence in many direc- 
tions. The combined strength of the 
now solid phalanx of organization, 
capital and experience is working out, 
day by day, many details looking to 
the elimination of many cumbersome 
minor alliances until it shall have been 
developed into a smoothly-oiled and 
easy running arrangement of machin- 
ery. 

Among other things the matter of 
conducting the two associations of 
legitimate managers is being given 
consideration at present. They are 
the Theatre Managers Association, 
Charles Burnham, president, (to which 
all but the Shuberts and some of their 
allies belong) and the National 
Theatre Producing Managers Associ- 
ation. William A. Brady, president, 
which could never muster over fifty 
per cent of the producing managers. 

The members of both organizations 
were never active individually, being 
content to let their respective presi- 
dents dispose of most of the matters. 
As a result there was never complete 
action on matters of vital interest to 
both sides. The Theatre Managers 
Associations had affiliations in local or- 
ganizations scattered throughout the 
country, but the producing managers' 
organization, mostly all of them resi- 
dents of New York, had just as much 
difficulty in calling out the full strength 
of their association as the others. 

It is now designed to recruit the 
members of one to the other, or to 
dissolve both and form an entirely 



new organization to embrace the 
avowed objects of both. Much of this, 
however, will be left open until the 
return of Alf Hayman from his vaca- 
tion trip abroad, when he and Hollis 
E. Cooley are expected to devise some 
simple method of combining all the 
legitimate managers of the country. 

The strong point to be suggested in 
favor of so complete and comprehen- 
sive an organization as above outlined 
is to be in a position to formidably 
combat such labor and other matters 
as may arise from time to time. 

No successor to Ligon Johnson, gen- 
eral counsel to the National Producing 
Managers' Association, has yet been 
chosen. It is not unlikely that he may 
be prevailed upon to remain at his pre- 
sent post until there is a readjustment 
of affairs when the new associa- 
tion proposed shall be able to make 
him an attractive proposal to act for 
them, providing him with an adequate 
office staff for the transaction of their 
affairs. 



POY TALKING RETIREMENT. 

San Francisco, April 30. 

Eddie Foy has exhibited here a 30 
weeks' contract with the United Book- 
ing Offices for next season at $1,750 a 
week for himself and seven children. 

Foy declares that at the conclusion 
of this tour he will retire permanently 
from the footlights. 



BERNHARDT'S RETURN DATE. 

Chicago, April 30. 

The Majestic last week with Sarah 
Bernhardt as the attraction was rather 
a disappointment in the matter of busi- 
ness. The house played the French 
woman earlier in the season at advanced 
prices and the public flocked to see 
her; but upon the return date, with 
the usual house prices, there were but 
two or three sell-outs on the week. 

The wonderful woman must bow be- 
fore old age. Her steps are slow and 
measured and at times her efforts to 
get around the stage are almost pitiful. 
These who have seen her on this last 
trip will not have the correct impres- 
sion of the Great Bernhardt as she 
once was. 



ALBANY BILLS COLD. 

Albany, N. Y., April 30. 
With the Legislature at the point of 
adjournment, it may be said that unless 
a special session is called by the gov- 
ernor, none of the bills affecting the- 
atricals in any way will be passed. All 
are in committee and will remain there, 
if the two houses adjourn as slated. 



DRESSLER REGULARLY BOOKED. 

Marie Dressier will bring her "All 
Star Gambol" tour to a close in East- 
on, Pa., Saturday night. Her personal 
manager, J. H. Dalton, ran into town 
this week to negotiate with Alf. T. 
Wilton for vaudeville time, whereupon 
the agent booked her at the Colonial 
for the week of May 19 at a salary re- 
ported to be $2,500. 

The "All Star Gambol" tour has not 
been a financial success. 



"O JEE' COMES OFF. 

Los Angeles, April 30 
"O Jcc," produced at the Burbauk 
last week for a run, was suddenly taken 
off and this week there is being pre- 
sented "Get - Rich-Quick-Wallinnford," 
with Frances King in the role she cre- 
ated in New York. 



CORT CUTS PICTURE PRICES. 

Chicago, April 30. 
The Cort, playing a feature film, has 
already cut prices to 10-15. 



"YOCJI MAN" NEXT SEASON. 

"The Yogi Man" a new musical 
comedy by R. Henry and Claire Kum 
mer, is announced t'or production early 
next season. Miss Kummer lias already 
gone to lur summer home at Narragan- 
sett Pier. 



CORT OFFICE ACTIVITY. 

The John Cort offices in the Long- 
acre Building looked like a convention 
of theatrical celebrities this week. 
Headliners, managers and producers 
were constantly calling upon George 
Mooscr, in charge of Mr. Cort's vaude- 
ville enterprises. 

Several important engagements for 
road shows over the Cort Circuit next 
season have been reported, but Mr. 
Mooser will not confirm any. He says, 
as previously quoted, he would prefer 
no mention be made of the stars under 
contract until Mr. Cort gives the word 
to release the news. 



EMMA DUNN IN "MOTHER." 

A return trip to vaudeville in her 
former sketch "Mother" will be made 
by Emma Dunn, who scored the big 
hit of David Belasco's "Governor'! 
Lady" this season. 

M. S. Bentham is fixing the vaudd~ 
ville time for Miss Dunn. 



COAST FOR JOHN MASON. 

It is not improbable John Mason will 
immediately reorganize or draw to- 
gether the company which closed with 
him in "As a Man Thinks" last Satur- 
day, and make a quick start for the Pa- 
cific Coast, remaining out all summer. 



WILLIAMSON ILL. 

San Francisco, April 30. 

The Ventura last Friday brought in 
J. C. Williamson, the Australian man- 
ager, who was ill on the trip over and 
had to be removed to the McNutt Hos- 
pital Saturday. Today it is said he is 
convalescent. 

Jules Simpson, the Brcnnan-Fuller 
representative, also returned on that 
lioat. There were several other the- 
atrical persons aboard, including some 
of the stranded performers from the 
Hud Atkinson Wild West. 

(A story concerning these people is 
« "nlaincd in the correspondence from 
San Francisco in this issue.) 



<;aki>\hr and vi\ck\t dissolve 

Lottie Gardner and Frank Vincent 
will dissolve stag'- partnership Mav 23, 
when the former retires f? mi active 
professional work 



VARIETY 



LONDON'S MUSIC HALL SHOWS 
NEARLY ALL DOI NG BUSINESS 

Hippodrome and London Opera House Leading With 

Ragtime Revues. Coliseum Drawing Big Business 

With Straight Vaudeville. Empire Revue Catching 

Only Regulars, Alhambra and Pavilion 

Getting Fair Returns. 



(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London April 30. 

The remarkable influx of American 
revues and ragtime here appears to 
have almost revolutionized for the 
time being, the music hall business. 

Those houses not already committed 
to the American ragtime and kindred 
attractions are wildly scrambling for 
something of that nature. 

The London Opera House Revue 
"Come Over Here" is still the talk of 
the city and doing capacity at all per- 
formances, including matinees. Jack 
McArdle, late of the Alhambra, re- 
placed Arthur Deagon Monday. Dea- 
gon is now just leading musical num- 
bers in the show. 

The Hippodrome with "Hello Rag- 
time" is still doing a tremendous busi- 
ness. Pavlova is the big feature at 
the Palace and business there is enor- 
mous. At the Empire business is as 
good as usual, the poor revue "All 
for the Winners," holding it down 
when it should be 'doing capacity. 

The Alhambra is playing vaudeville 
this week, the features being Annette 
Kellerman and Herbert Lloyd's new 
minstrel show. Business is only fair. 
They are endeavoring to get the new 
revue open Saturday night. Wilkie 
Bard is drawing good business at the 
Tivoli. He is also appearing at the 
Oxford where the bill includes Neil 
Kenyon and Mike Whalen. 

At the Palladium the headliners are 
George Robey, Albert Whelan and 
Clarice Mayne and they are doing big 
business. The Pavilion is playing to 
its average business with Charlotte 
Parry as the topliner. The Coliseum 
has the best possible kind of a vaude- 
ville show. It contains Marie Stud- 
holme in a sketch which has proved 
popular in the Provinces. This is its 
first appearance in London and went 
fine. Then there is Albert Chevalier, 
George Graves and "Everywife". 

That the London theatre-going public 
is ragtime mad is evidenced by the fact 
that George W. Lederer, the pioneer 
review producer in America, received 
no less than three cables the past week 
asking him to present in London an 
American review. 

Lederer says that he will shortly pre- 
pare one, in conjunction with Gustave 
Kerker, composer of "The Belle of New 
York." and their joint work should 
prove a sensation in the Enplish met- 
ropolis. 



WOODS' FOREIGN MOVES. 

(Special Cable tn Vartfty.^ 

Berlin. April 30. 

A. IT. Woods' theatre hrre continues 
to do an excellent business with feature 
films. The seatinur capacity is 700 nrd 
he is payinir an annual rental of $37,500 
It is the first time that pictures have 



been shown at a regular playhouse in 
this town. Edw. B. Kinsila, who pro- 
moted the deal, and the Goldsalls also 
are interested in the venture. 

By next season Woods expects to 
have 15 houses on the continent playing 
vaudeville, most located in Germany. 
His plan may be to establish a circuit 
of "pop" vaudeville and pictures similar 
to those in vogue in America. 



SUMMER HALL OPEN. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, April 30. 
The al fresco music hall Ambasso- 
deurs on Champs Elysees, opened for 
the season April 27 with a vaudeville 
program comprising local vocalists of 
repute. 



KITCHEN WANTS BIG MONEY. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, April 30. 
The Alhambra management is ne- 
gotiating with Fred Kitchen for Revue 
work. The comedian is asking tre- 
mendous money. 



OLD ACT GETS OVER. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, April 30. 
Conroy and LeMaire's former sketch 
"A King for a Night", with Will 
Strong in the comedy role, was pro- 
duced Monday and proved a laughing 
hit. 



ONLY FARCES AT STRAND. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, April 30. 
At the Strand "The Chaperons", a 
farce, was produced and voted a suc- 
cess. Hereafter farces only are to 
be done at the Strand. 



TRAIN EFFECT IN PARIS. 

(Special Cable to Vamety.) 

London, April 30. 

The engine and auto effect in "Come 
Over Here" at the London Opera 
House has been placed for a Paris the- 
atre, but nobody knows which one. It 
will be seen in other Continental cities 
also. 

The Thurston-McCormick Co. holds 
all the rights to the scenic effect. 



GROSSMITH'S GOOD REASON. 

In the Hotel Cecil in London the 
other day George Grossmith was tell- 
ing a small luncheon party of his re- 
cent departure from New York on the 
very heels of an offer of $3,000 per 
week to join Marie Dressler's show, 
which he refused. 

"But why didn't you take it? some- 
one asked. 

"Because Marie owes me $7,000 for 
rent for my theatre over here", he 
.inswered. 



NEIGHBOUR'S NEW HOUSE. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, April 30. 

The papers were signed this week 
by E. H. Neighbour for the 60-years' 
lease of a plot of ground belonging to 
the Assistance Publique (board of pub- 
lic charities) between the Rue St. 
Lazare and the Rue Mogador. 

Neighbour is the manager of the 
Paris Alhambra, and a similar first 
class vaudeville theatre (but a little 
larger) is to be built on the site, which 
is within 200 yards of the Opera, and 
the centre of the city. The ground is 
at present occupied as an annex of the 
"Printemps", the large dry goods 
store, and the lease falls out in 1914. 

It is stipulated the building shall not 
cost less than $195,000, but more will 
be spent, according to the plans already 
prepare:! 

The Variety Theatres Controlling 
Co. will be interested in the new enter- 
prise. Alfred Butt and Walter DeFrece 
have been looking for a site to build 
another house in Paris for the past year 
or so, as already mentioned in the 
Variety. It can now be stated with a 
reasonable certainty that Butt has ab- 
tained an option on a site in the Mont- 
parnasse quarter for the erection of a 
music hall. 

No title has yet been chosen for the 
Neighbour enterprise, but it may be 
known as the Mogador Palace. This 
has nothing to do with the "Orpheum 
Continental Circuit" proposed by 
Chester P. Crawford, reported awhile 
ago. It is recognized that there is 
money to be now made in Paris with 
clean vaudeville, and the first will get 
it. 



"LAWS" OPENING DATE. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, April 30. 
The opening date for the London 
presentation of "Within the Law" is 
May 20, at the Haymarket, with Beer- 
bohm Tree playing Joe Garson. 

TWO STARS IN ONE HOUSE. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, April 30. 
Mile. Polaire is announced to appear 
in the Folies Bergere Revue. 

Anna Held has been engaged for the 
same place for the summer. 



REVUE IN MARIGNY. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, April 30. 

The Marigny opened as a music hall 
April 30, with a Revue as usual, signed 
by Andre Barre and Michel Carre, 
which was beautifully mounted and 
nicely received. A scene of New York 
harbor pleased immensely. 

Leo Pouget remains as manager of 
this music hall. Among the Artists 
appearing are Miss Campton, Mado 
Minty, Jane Pierly, Moricey, Girier, 
Gabin, Tiller's Girls. 

No vaudeville acts engaged this year. 

"LE BOSSU" REVIVAL HIT. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, April 30. 
Lucien Guitry finished his season at 
the Theatre Sarah Bernhardt last week 
and on April 29 the management made 
a successful revival of the popular 
drama "Le Bossu" with Joube in the 
famous role of Lagardere, the hunch- 
back. He is well supported by Marie 
Louise Derval, Dean and Decoeur. 



SAILINGS. 

Reported through Paul Tausig & 
Son, 104 E. 14th street, New York: 

April 29, Gautier and Co., Marco 
Bros., Mr. and Mrs. Otto Stoeckel 
(Pottsdam); April 30, Ferdinand Mar- 
tini, Constance von Veckendorf, Elsie 
Gardner, Bertha Walden (Kr. Aug. 
Vic); May 1, McDevitt, Kelly and 
Lucey, LaToy Bros, (previously re- 
ported sailing postponed) (Celtic); 
May 3, Paul Durand, Elsie Boehra 
(Lapland); Howard Bros, (banjos), 
Fay, 2 Coleys and Fay, Francesca 
Redding (Coronia); Lena Halliday, 
Koenig Albert, Mr. and Mrs. Chris- 
tian Rub, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mar- 
low (Minnewaska); Martin Beck, H. 
B. Marinelli, Albert deCourville, B. 
Obermayer, Gaby Deslys, Mme. Caire, 
Harry Pilcer, Nick Kaufman, son and 
daughter, Henrie Berrill, Louis Blu- 
menberg, Arthur Voegtlin, Pearl Evans, 
Mort Singer (Olympic). 

May 1, Rosa Crouch, Geo. Welch 
(Baltic). 

May 3, Lee Shubert, Ferika Boros, 
Douglas Fairbanks, Ruth Allen, Mrs. 
Sam H. Harris (Olympic). 

May 6, Sylvia Hahlo (Kr. Wlm). 

May 9, Mr. and Mrs. Dad Frazer 
(Minominee). 

April 29, Frances Alda, Caruso, 
Gatti-Casazza, Mary Garden, Geraldine 
F^rrar, Arturo Toscanini, Antonio 
Scotti, Emmy Destinn, Charles Dal- 
mores, Freida Hempel (Kai. Wlhm. 
II). 

April 30, Pini-Corsi (Cecilie). 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, April 30. 

May 3 (for South Africa), Minnie 
Mace, The Delevines, M. Stradini, 
Carl Demarest (Kenilworth Castle). 

Reported through Pall Mall Ex- 
change : 

April 30 (for New York), Charles 
Baum (Kr. Cecilie); Dr. Cummings 
(Majestic); May 3, James Cotter 
(Campania); May 4, Gerald Griffin 
(Geo. Washington). 

April 30, Harry Taft (Kr. Cecilie). 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, April 30- 
(For South America) (Sequin Tour), 
Durant Bros. (Ninonina). 

San Francisco, April 30. 

April 29 (for Honolulu), Robert 
McGreer, G. B. Crapsey, Fred Doug- 
lass (Lurline). 

May 3 (for Honolulu), Billie Reeves, 
Fred Wilton. Chas. Cox, Rose Stutz 
(Mongolia). 



TREE AND BEECHAM'S OPERA. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, April 30. 
Sir Herbert Tree and Thomas 
Beecham have secured the rights to 
Richard Strauss's opera, "Ariadne in 
Naxos." 

It is to be presented at His Majesty's 
theatre for eight performances, com- 
mencing May 27. 



"PANURGE" FAIR. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, April 30. 
"Panurge," the last opera by the 
late Jules Massenet, was produced at 
the Gaitc Theatre April 25, and met 
with a fair reception. 



VARIETY 



MARINELLI'S INTERNATIONAL 
VAUDEV ILLE BO OKING PLAN 

Arranges With American Agents to Book Through the 

Marinelli Offices Abroad. Will Also Represent Foreign 

Agents Over Here, and London Agents on the 

Continent. Mutual Protection and Profit 

Induces Americans to Accept. 



The New York agents had a plan to 
centralize foreign bookings placed be- 
fore them this week by H. B. Mari- 
nelli, the international booking agent. 
Most of the local men to whom the 
scheme was submitted agreed to it. 

Marinelli's plan is to have the Amer- 
ican agents working with him send all 
their acts to his foreign offices, which 
are located in the largest European 
capitals. These will be placed by the 
Marinelli representatives, the latter and 
the original agent dividing the commis- 
sion. 

Marinelli has also arranged with for- 
eign agents to have his New York 
branch represent their acts over here, 
while several of the London agents 
will send their acts over to the Conti- 
nent under the guidance of the Mari- 
nelli office. 

The purpose given is to secure mu- 
tual protection and profit. For the 
American agents it will probably mean 
a stop will be put to the English agents 
"stealing" American acts immediately 
upon their successful debut in London, 
and may provide for a safe return to 
the American agent sending an act 
abroad. 

While it gives the Marinelli agency 
much increased influence, the scope of 
the international agency is such that 
the agents booking through it can find 
channels for their acts not hitherto 
known or possible of approach by them, 
especially on the Continent. 

Mr. Marinelli leaves on the Olympic 
Saturday. He has been a busy little 
fellow since striking New York after 
an absence of six years, and is reported 
to have accomplished a great deal. 



Mact "Philm" concern within a month. 
Mr. Mace left New York last week for 
the Coast, where he is organizing stock 
companies to produce his pictures, with 
a process that gives the films a peculiar 
color tone expected to revolutionize the 
customary black and whites. 

Before leaving Mr. Mace arranged 
with Mr. Morton to put on all the corn- 
ed}' subjects. 



BLACKLISTING LAW. 

Sacramento, Cal., April 30. 
If the Assembly bill forbidding black- 
listing by employers of discharged or 
resigned employes, which has been 
passed here by the Senate, gets the 
official signature of Governor Hiram 
Johnson, which seems likely it will, the 
practice of "blacklisting" within the 
confines of this State will be a punish- 
able misdemeanor. The proposed meas- 
ure is in the interest of organized 
labor. 



EDWIN STEVENS IN NEW ACT. 

Edwin Stevens is about to return to 
vaudeville, in a new act, comprising, as 
before, stories, songs and specialties 
built into a skit. He will be again 
assisted by Tina Marshall. 



WRITING COMBINATION. 

Jimmy Monaco and Joe McCarthy 
have formed a song writing combina- 
tion. 



CHARLES MAILLET DROWNED. 

San Francisco, April 30. 
Charles Maillet, orchestra leader of 
the Crescent theatre for the past five 
years, was drowned Monday while 
fishing at Lake Ponchartrain. The de- 
ceased was 36 years old and widely 
known in the profession. 



NIFTY IN DULUTH. 

Chicago, April 30. 
Dubuque has put over a nifty. At 
the vaudeville house there playing the 
Western Vaudeville shows there is a 
sign in the most prominent place back 
stage which reads: "Don't send out 
your laundry until we have seen your 
act." 



LEVY CASE DISMISSED. 

The action brought for an accounting 
against the Vaudeville Collection 
Agency by Jack Levy was dismissed in 
the Supreme Court Monday when 
reached on the calendar for trial. The 
official record says "Dismissed by con- 
sent." 

August Dreyer appeared for Levy; 
Maurice Goodman for the Collection 
Agency, which Levy alleged had un- 
lawfully collected moneys belonging to 
him, while he was booking through the 
United Booking Offices. 

Several agents in the Putnam Build- 
ing were subpoenaed to testify by Levy, 
but Mr. Dreyer, upon learning Percy 
G. Williams had left for Europe, asked 
for an adjournment until next October. 
Goodman objected, when Dreyer con- 
sented to a dismissal, Mr. Williams be- 
ing his most material witness. At the 
time the alleged conversation occurred 
Williams was an officer of the U. B. O. 
and is believed to have had information 
of the Vaudeville Collection Agency's 
formation and operation, besides par- 
ticipating in the profits of that con- 
cern. When disposing of his New 
York theatres to B. F. Keith, Wil- 
liams also relinquished all his interest 
in the U. B. O. 



DUCHESS TWICE DAILY. 

Cleveland, April 30. 
The Duchess, with the Sullivan-Con- 
sidine Road shows, is now playing 
twice daily. 



RECEIVER FOR MUSIC CO. 

Chicago, April 30. 
The Thompson Co. has gone into the 
hands of a receiver. 



MACLOON OUT; THALL IN. 

Chicago, April 30. 

Louis MacLoon is out of the West- 
ern Vaudeville Managers' Association 
altogether, rejoining Pain's Fireworks 
Co. 

Sam Thall will take charge of the 
routing of the tabloids for the Asso- 
ciation managers. 



DAVE BEEHLER ON THE WAY. 

Chicago, April 30. 
Dave Beehlcr, of the Beehler Bros. 
Agency, left for the east early in the 
week. Dave will make a few eastern 
stops before hitting Broadway. 



MARRYING IN SAN DIEGO. 

Spokane, April 30. 

Edward Graham, assistant manager 

of Pantages', leaves here tomorrow for 

San Diego, to r.marry Kitty McFccrn. 

The couple wili make their home there. 



CEBALOS SEPARATING. 

Hilarion Cebalos and his sister Ros- 
alie will not work together next season, 
"Larry" doing a singing and dancing 
turn with his wife, Mona Desmond, 
and Rosalie getting up a new dancing 
specialty. 




JIM MORTON WITH MACE. 

The moving picture field will capture 
James J. Morton ("The Boy Comic") 
as director when he joins the Fred 



HARRY POX'S NEW "BIT. ,, 

A new "bit of business" was intro- 
duced by Harry Fox into the vaude- 
ville program at the Winter Garden last 

Sunday. Before the evening passed it 
Mad involved Mr. Fox and Al Jolson 
into an argument over ethics that 
threatened to become real serious for a 
time. 

While appearing with Jenie Dolly in 
th:ir act during the evening Mr. Fox 
had a cissified stage hand appear with 
him. The incidental "business" to the 
stage hand's presence drew dov/n a 
gieat volume of laughter. 

Later on when Jolson was closing 
the show, the same stage hand ap- 
peared with the crew shifting the piano. 
Jolson also indulged in some "business" 
vith the fellow, and it was likewise 
laughed at by the audience. 

Fox at once claimed the rights to the 
bit, which Jolson did not dispute. The 
atgument happened back stage imme- 
diately after Jolson has finished. The 
audience thought the Jolson-stage hand 
bit was accidental, but it was alleged 
Jolson and Melville Ellis had "framed" 
for it earlier in the evening and after 
Fox had first used it. 

Mr. Fox said he intended retaining 
the new business as a part of the regu- 
lar show at Garden, in which both Fox 
and Jolson play on weekdays. 



SUING FOR LOST TIME. 

Chicago, April 30. 

Smith & Browne are suing the Postal 
Telegraph Co. for six weeks' salary, 
alleging the company in failing to de- 
liver a telegram which told them of 
their next engagement with five weeks 
to follow caused them to miss the 
opening date and also the other time. 

The company's defense is it is only 
responsible for actual time lost, until 
wire was received. 



SAM KAHL AND SADIE JACOBS. 

Chicago, April 30. 

Sam Kahl sprung a surprise Saturday 
in announcing his engagement to Sadie 
Jacobs, of the W. V. M. A. staff. 

Miss Jacobs is the daughter of Stage 
Manager Abe Jacobs of the Majestic. 
The couple will be married in June. 

Another engagement that may short- 
ly be announced is that of Sophie 
Bloom and Robert Hall. Miss Bloom 
is assistant to her sister, Celia, in the 
booking department of the Interstate 
Circuit. 



PLAYING FOR KEITH 

A anap shot of the billing for FIHds and Lewis at K. -Ith >. l,<.w,]l. Mi-", im u«<k. 
In the car before the theatre arc AI Field*. Jack l.cvh ;■ nil Mr. Kiml'.iM o.f the Kim bull 
Advertising; System), who entertained the comedian* during t rn-lr stay In town. 

Mr. Lewis la seated next to M r Kimball on the cJrlvlny scat. Mr. Fields i* In the rear. 



$10,000 IN R. R. TICKETS. 

Chicago, April 30. 

G. Franklyn White, the newly ap- 
pointed general representative of the 
Allardt - Mooscr - Woolfolk Northwest- 
ern tabloid interests, contracted last 
week with Mr. Martyn of the Soo Line 
for $10,000 worth of coast tickets for 
the new circuit, which opens May 5. 

Contracts are now heing arranged to 
play 52 shows through Western Can- 
ada. To complete the coast ticket, the 
firms will add \2 weeks to the circuit. 

Gen. Kep. White is Arranging to 
jump shows to Brandon, Moose Jaw, 
Kcginia, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmon- 
ton, Vancouver, Victoria, I'ellin^hani, 
Kverett, Seattle, Portland Sp.d<;Mie, 
Denver, Omaha, w.ili ■ i- ■■., I- r \ '..{ 
Weeks" to hn-ak hii/ ;;.:;< 



VARIETY 



$200,000 FOR HAMMERSTEINS 
IN THE P ALACE SETTLEMENT 

Refused One-Third Interest in Profits of House to Accept 

Cash Bonus in Adjustment for Violation of U. B. O. 

Booking "Franchise". Booking Understanding 

Also Arrived At. 



Oscar ami William Hammerstein re- 
ceived $200,000 .»r thereabouts from the 
B. F. Keith-K. F \1!»ce-Martin Bock 
coterie of owners of the Palace theatre, 
New York, to prevent legal proceedings 
over the Palace playing vaudeville in 
the restricted Hammerstein territory 
under a United Booking Offices "fran- 
chise." 

That a cash settlement of the contro- 
versy was imminent was reported in 
Variety last week. It is said the Ham- 
mersteins were offered a one-third in- 
terest in the profits of the Palace for all 
time, but preferred the cash. The 
money received, according to the re- 
port, will be utilized by Oscar Ham- 
merstein in the erection of his new 
opera house, which is to be "opposi- 
tion" to the Metropolitan Opera House 
under conditions not altogether dis- 
similar to the Palace-Hammerstein's 
affair. 

Certain understandings regarding 
bookings in the U. B. O. between Ham- 
mersteins and the Palace managers 
were also reached at the time of the 
cash transfer. 

The U. B. O. "franchise" gave Ham- 
merstein the right to bookings in the 
Times Square territory, where the Pal- 
ace is located. Legal proceedings 
would have brought the "trust" matter 
into publicity. That is something the 
U. B. O. people do not care to have 
aired just now and there were many 
other disagreeable features in connec- 
tion with the attempt to "put over" 
the Palace in face of the Hammerstein 
"franchise" that induced the Palace 
promoters to "give up." 

With the $200,000 paid Hammer- 
steins, the Palace now represents an 
investment of $1,000,000. Up to the 
last two weeks it had been a loser, 
costing about $6,000 weekly to operate 
above the gross receipts. With the re- 
duction in prices to one dollar, the 
Beck scheme of "$2 vaudeville" has 
shown better results. 

Harry Fragson is to be a feature at- 
traction at the Palace theatre, when it 
resumes vaudeville August 15 next, ac- 
cording to Martin Beck, who sails Sat' 
urday on the Olympic. Beck declares 
the Palace will reopen with vaudeville, 
although Flo Ziegfeld gave the house 
a close scrutiny one day last week, dis- 
covering the stage was too small for a 
musical production. 

Fragson is from the other side. An- 
other English act claimed by Beck is 
Wilkie Bard. 

William Wood will continue as busi- 
ness manager of the Palace. Neither 
rumor nor Martin Beck saitli what is 
to become of Edward Sullivan, men- 
tioned as Wood's successor, after the 
close of the Bernhardt vaudeville tour. 



Keefe discovered in Oshkosh, Wis., is 
having its first showing in the Schiller 
Building this week. Invitations for the 
introduction were sent out and read for 
Thursday. 

The machine will be kept on exhibi- 
tion for a week or more. Many in- 
quiries have already been received by 
Mr. Keefe regarding the invention. If 
turning out as the promoters predict, 
it will have quite a vogue. 



ACTS AT POP PRICES. 

Chicago, April 30. 

The Garden, Kansas City, starting 
this week, is playing a nine-act vaude- 
ville bill at 10-20-30. 

Walter Keefe, of Chicago, is still sup- 
plying the show, which cost in the 
neighborhood of $1,500. 



MARRIAGES. 

Earl Pingree, leading man with Una 
Clayton's company, was married April 
21 to Lydia Cathreen Faragher. The 
bride is a Toronto girl. 



GEO. MEYERS MOVES. I 

George W. Meyers, the music pub- 
lisher, is in new quarters. He has 
moved to the 45th Street Exchange, 
where he has taken the entire third 
floor and fitted it up most elaborately. 



COLLINS St SULLIVAN MISSING. 

No information as to the present 
whereabouts of John J. Collins and Joe 
Sullivan was obtainable this week. 
Neither appeared at their office in the 
Fitzgerald Building, nor was the office 
opened when a Variety representative 
called there. 

Neither has it been announced that 
any of the acts playing at the Park 
theatre the week it closed with vaude- 
ville under their management have 
been paid. 

One story around is to the effect 
Messrs. Sullivan and Collins left for 
Europe last week on one of the fast 
boats. 



INTERSTATE BOOKING. 

Chicago, April 30. 

The Interstate Circuit, of which Karl 
Hoblitzelle is general manager and Ce- 
cilia Bloom is booking agent, is now 
giving routes for next season. 

The Interstate plays a good grade of 
vaudeville with a couple of feature 
turns on all bills. It books through 
the Western Vaudeville Managers* As- 
sociation. 



EXHIBITING UNIT ORCHESTRA. 

Chicago, April 30. 
The unit orchestra which Walter 



DOCTOR OFFERS HELP. 

While the "balking pictures" were 
bring shown at the Orpheum Sunday, 
a doctor in the audience, who claims he 
cures stammering, sent his card up to 
the manager and asked if he could be 
r »f any assistance. 



EVA TANGUAY WINS SUIT. 

The action brought against Eva Tan- 
guay by Maurice Burkhardt to recover 
$250, alleged to be due him under a 
two weeks' notice, was decided in 
favor of Miss Tanguay when the case 
came to trial last week. 

Ingratitude on the part of Burkhardt 
impelled her to contest his claim, said 
Miss Tanguay, who dismissed Burk- 
hardt while he appeared at the Park, 
New York, with her company. 

This week the Tanguay show is at 
the West End, Harlem. Next week 
the show plays Jersey City, and after 
a week's rest, starts out for the west- 
ern time, first stopping for seven days 
at Detroit. 

The Tanguay trip West is worrying 
the Orpheum Circuit bookers. She has 
never been in that territory as a vau- 
deville star. 



MADE MANAGEMENT PAY. 

Chicago, April 30. 
Winch and Poore beat the Great 
Northern Hippodrome in a case in 
which the I. A. T. S. E. figured. The 
act was notified it would have to 
have a man when at the Hipp. The act 
received the contract and signed it 
after inserting that if a man were hired 
the theatre was to pay it. The salary 
came with the amount deducted, but 
the court shifted the deduct. 



SUPPRESSING CARICATURES. 

Chicago, April 30. 
The Jews of Chicago seem deter- 
mined in their effort to suppress the 
ridiculing of the race on the stage. Not 
only are the Jews fighting to eliminate 
the offensive type of Hebrew but also 
other nationalities, and they figure that 
the co-operation of all must have its 
effect. Judge Hugo Pam is the main 
factor in the suppression fight. 



CHONG DECLAIMED GUILTY. 

San Francisco, April 30. 

The jury returned a verdict of guilty 
in the Chong case on the charge of 
embezzlement. A weak defense was 
presented. Counsel served notice of 
appeal to Supreme Court for a new 
trial. 

The defendant has been unable to 
raise the increased bail bond of $20,000. 



HELD BAGGAGE FOR CLOSING. 

Kansas City, April 30. 

There will be a legal fight over the 
baggage of Gaylord and Herron, who 
closed at the Garden last Wednesday 
after being notified by the Loew-Sulli- 
van-Considine agency in New York 
that house was considered opposition 
to S-C's Empress, this city. The young 
women had but played the local Em- 
press a couple of weeks before, and 
were booked for the Loew time. 

They opened at the Garden Monday, 
closing Wednesday. The house man- 
agement filed a suit for damages and 
refused to permit their baggage to go 
out. The S-C Circuit will take up the 
case for the act. 



GETTING ROUTES READY. 

The United Booking Offices men are 
promising agents to have routes ready 
for next season within the next ten 
dava. 



AGAINST VULGAR SONGS. 

Chicago, April 30. 
At a meeting of the National Federa- 
tions of Musical Clubs held here last 
Saturday drastic resolutions condemn- 
ing the "smut" song were passed. Fol- 
lowing are the resolutions: 

"Resolved, That the National Fed- 
eration of Musical Clubs deplores the 
widespread use of suggestive, coarse 
and vulgar songs. The influence of 
these songs upon our young people 
is most deleterious, harmful, and per- 
nicious. 

"Resolved, That the clubs and in- 
dividual club members of the federa- 
tion use their influence in every way 
to minimize this danger to the moral 
welfare of our youth. 

"Resolved, That the secretary of 
the Federation be instructed to send 
a copy of this resolution to the 
mayor of every city in the United 
States above 25,000 population, ask- 
ing for the establishment of a cen- 
sorship of the songs given in the- 
atres, cafes, cabarets, restaurants, and 
all public places operating under mu- 
nicipal license." 



LABOR CONVENTIONS. 

Charles C. Shay, president of the In- 
ternational Alliance of Theatrical Stage 
Employes, leaves Sunday for Fitch- 
burg, Mass., where he will attend the 
New England convention which is in 
session there next week. 

On his return President Shay goes 
to Toronto to attend the American 
Federation of Musicians' convention 
which convenes from May 12 to 18. 



TABS IN DAYTON COLONIAL. 

Dayton, O., April 30. 

The Colonial, which was in the path 
of the recent floods, reopened April 27 
with tabloid musical comedy. The 
house played vaudeville during the win- 
ter. 

BACKING TABLOIDS. 

The series of tabloid pieces that Jim 
Gorman is rehearsing for out-of-town 
consumption this summer and next 
fall, on the stage of the Cohan theatre, 
is said to have Cohan & Harris for 
backers. 



MELNOTTE TWINS. 

Variety's front page this week has 
pictures of the Melnotte Twins (Pearl 
and Coral), conceded to be vaudeville's 
best and daintiest "sister act." 

The young women are distinct and 
unique in that they have forsaken all 
the beaten paths of "sister teams," 
striking out for themselves in an orig- 
inal manner in delivering songs or 
dialog. This, with naive mannerisms 
and the fact they are twins (so much 
alike in appearance and voice one can 
scarcely be distinguished from the 
other) have placed the Melnotte girls 
in a class by themselves. 

They have declined several offers, in 
productions and vaudeville, to accept 
the very attractive contract given them 
by the Loew and Sullivan-Considine 
Circuits for a period that will keep 
them continuously travelling for the 
next year or more. The Melnottes are 
just about concluding a tour of the 
middle western vaudeville houses and 
have to their record the biggest hit any 
"sister act" ever scored in Chicago. 



VARIETY 



"BLACKLISTED" ACT PLAYING 
IN UNITE D-BOOK ED THEATRE 

Burr and Hope at the Grand, Atlanta, This Week, Placed 

Through Agency Which But Recently Cancelled the 

Act for Advertising in Variety. 



Atlanta, April 30. 
At the Grand this week are Burr and 
Hope, the English act recently cancelled 
by the United Booking Offices in New 
York for advertising in Varietv. 

The Grand is booked by Harry Mun- 
dorf, of the U. B. O. . Mr. Mundorf 
also books the B. F. Keith theatres in 
New York, acting as assistant to Ed- 
ward Darling. 



HOLDING HAYES FOR ALIMONY. 

Some of Sheriff Harburger's depu- 
ties got Edmund Hayes Monday morn- 
ing at 12.05, as he was leaving the Ho- 
tel Maryland to take a taxi for Ho- 
boken, where Hayes intended sailing 
Tuesday to appear at the London Hip- 
podrome May 12. 

The actor thought it was 11.55 when 
he left the hotel. His watch going 
wrong will cost him something like 
$4,000, accrued alimony at $200 monthly 
owing to his former wife, Catherine 
Hayes. Miss Hayes is ill in a hospital 
uptown. The sheriffs removed Hayes to 
Ludlow Street jail. 



when the whip cracks they will doff 
their hats like dutiful children and pass 
into the theatre designed for the home 
of "$2.00 vaudeville" without so much as 
a murmur of protest. The agents have 
heard they are going to be charged ex- 
tra for light, heat and water. 

One or two of the more fortunate 
ones have succeeded in subletting their 
present quarters, among them Max 
Hart and the Sutherland agency. Their 
combined offices go to Feiber & Shea 
and the Charles J. Fitzpatrick booking 
office. The same suite was formerly 
occupied by Feiber & Shea. 



QUESTION OF ..GENTS. 

Chicago, April 30. 

The question of agents is again prom- 
inent. This 'time the cry comes from 
the independents. It was rumored 
agents would be requested to select 
between "the Association" and the In- 
dependents. This is understood to be 
the attitude of all the bookers outside 
the Association, which does not jibe 
with some of their statements. 

Aaron Jones some time ago, when 
speaking of the new agency, said the 
floor would be wide open to all recog- 
nized agents and all would be treated 
alike. Jim Matthews of the Pantages 
Circuit also seems inclined to treat with 
any agent of standing. Walter Keefe 
is strongly opposed to the agents of 
the come-and-go sort, and rather than 
treat with them he would be willing 
to cast out all if he could secure the 
co-operation of his fellow bookers. 

It does not look like a combination 
of any sort among the Independent 
bookers, and the matter of bringing 
them together seems to be very re- 
mote, although there may be some 
sort of a working agreement reached. 
At least, there will be no barring of 
acts, and this is about as far as the 
matter will reach for the present. 

AGENTS WILL MOVE. 

The agents located in the Putnam 
building who transact business with the 
United Booking Offices, and who are 
to be honored by being presented with 
leases for offices in the new Palace 
edifice, arc not altogether elated over 
the prospect of a removal. Not all are 
going to move. Some of them have 
(but not within hearing of the numer- 
ous "stools") declared they would re- 
main in their present quarters. But 



CHICAGO ON "THE TALKERS/* 

Chicago, April 30. 
Percy Hammond on the Tribune had 
this to say of the Edison Talking Pic- 
ture in last Sunday's edition: 

One source of apprehension on the 
part of the actors and managers has 
been removed by the failure of the 
talking-moving picture contrivance to 
fulfill the excited predictions concern- 
ing it. Vaudeville audiences now re- 
gard it with much the same indiffer- 
ence that they do any other soft spot 
in the bill, and if it were placed at 
tlie end of the entertainment they 
would probably walk out on it, as is 
their habit at exhibitions of the silent 
films. The "synchronization" of the 
moving picture and the phonograph 
is far from being a sucessful feat, 
and it will probably remain so until 
the inventor contrives to make the 
voice issue from the lips instead of 
the kneecaps, or elsewhere, and ar- 
ranges his mechanism so that it will 
work more dependably in unison. 

New Orleans, April 30. 
The Orpheum Circuit will operate 
the local Orpheum (and others on the 
line that close with regular vaudeville 
for the summer) as moving picture the- 
atres, using up the unexpired contract- 
ed term of the Edison Talking Pictures. 
This contract was for 13 weeks The 
Orpheum Circuit does not want the 
Talkers in its houses at the opening 
of next season. 



GRIFFIN'S CIRCUIT 

Montreal, April 30. 

Peter F. Griffin, a Toronto theatrical 
promoter, was here last week and 
formed a company with a capital of 
$1,500,000 for the purpose of building 
a chain of theatres between this city 
and Boston. 

Herbert Lubin (H. Lubin & Co.) of 
Montreal, in behalf of the new com- 
pany, has purchased a site at St. Cath- 
erine and Maisonneuve streets on which 
a big picture house will be constructed. 

Griffin's concern has also secured op- 
tions on several sites in the central por- 
tion of the city, one house to be built 
for vaudeville and the other for hippo- 
drome productions. A movie will also 
be erected in the west end. 



K. OF H'S BALL. 

The Knights of Harmony were all 
tuned up last Sunday evening when 
the newly formed club of song writers 
and "pluggers" gave their first affair 
at the Pabst Casino, 110th street and 
5th avenue. The crowd assembled was 
unexpectedly large, crowding the hall. 
with the adjacent rooms also tilled to 
overflowing. Nearly all the prominent 
song writers of New York attended. 

The Grand March started about 1 
a. m., directed by Dan Dody. All the 
publishing houses were represented in 
the musical program, and most of the 
numbers were joined in vocally by the 
dancers. 

Preceding the dancing was an enter- 
tainment in which appeared Baby Lu- 
cille and Little Mormon, Apollo, Helen 
Bradley, Cain Sisters, Tierney Four, 
Musette, Vera Kennedy, Glenn Ellison, 
Bert Fitzgibbon, Irving Berlin, Jack 
Cohen, Pitzi Katin, Andy Rice, Kelly 
and Galvin, Brooks Sisters, Emma 
O'Neill, Skipper Kennedy and Reeves, 
Harry Carroll, Wohlman and Abraham, 
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Grant, Al Jolson. 
Tom Kelly presided at the piano. The 
Dave Rose Orchestra was enjoyed. 

Officers of the Knights of Harmony 
are Rubey Cowan, president; Bob Rus- 
sak, vice president; Harry Williams, 
second vice president; Joe Goodwin, 
financial secretary; Murray Bloom, sec- 
retary; Theo. Morse, treasurer; Ben 
Alverts, sergeant at arms. The society 
has 72 members. 



SUMMER BURLESQUE SHOWS. 

Chicago, April 30. 
Hurtig & Seamon's "Ginger Girls" 
will open a summer run at the Colum- 
bia July 10. Dan Dody will put the 
show into rehearsal July 1. 

The Sam Howe show, to be renamed 
"The Kissing Maid," will open for the 
summer at the Columbia, New York, 
June 2, starting rehearsals May 24, with 
Dan Dody staging the numbers. 



FRANCHISE ALLOTMENTS. 

Henry Dixon may produce one of the 
George Rife franchises in the new bur- 
lesque frameup. It was reported at 
first that he would operate a Miner 
Estate show as producing manager, but 
within the last ten days he has been 
offered a partnership with Herman 
Fehr in one of the two franchises which 
Fehr and Rife hold. 

Mr. Rife, it is said on excellent 
authority, will not be an active pro- 
ducer in the burlesque field. He had 
practically made it known to his asso- 
ciates in the old Western Wheel that 
he would lease his Empire Circuit fran- 
chises for the 1913-14 season. Harry 
Martell had likewise allowed it to be 
understood that he would not produce 
for the coming season. Several other 
managers had given the .same impres- 
sion, and the general disposition of 
western managers to give up the pro- 
ducing end was a weighty factor in 
the determination of the Kmpire lead- 
ers to bring about an amalgamation. 

One of the Miner hanchisrs will be 
sent out under the joint management 
of Tom and E. C. Miner with the title 
of "Bohemian-Americans." Harney Ge- 
rard will manage the other show re- 
taining the piescnt title of "Follies of 
the Day." 



I>H f'OURVILLK LEAVING. 

Willi a stay of ten days only in New 
York. Albert de Courville. manager of 
the London Hippodrome, is sailing to- 
morrow on the Olympic. Though here 
but a short time, Mr. de Courville is 
reported to have secured several people 
for his new musical comedy production, 
which will be shown at the Hip next 
September instead of in December as 
at first planned. 

It is not improbable an understand- 
ing will be reached between some 
American managers and Mr. de Cour- 
ville for the English manager to have 
first foreign rights on numDers and 
effects produced over here. 

On the Olympic Saturday will be 
Pearl Evans, from the Cabarets, who 
has been engaged by Mr. de Courville 
and will probably appear in the present 
Hip revue. 

Elida Morris and Willie Solar, who 
left "Hello Ragtime" at Leeds, reached 
New York Sunday. Miss Morris says 
before departing from the show she 
filed a doctor's certificate with the 
management stating she was unable to 
continue. Miss Morris claims if any 
other report has spread regarding her 
leaving, it is in error. She will short- 
ly appear here again as a "single." 



UNION FACTIONS CLASH. 

Chicago, April 30. 

Trouble between the I. A. T. S. E. 
and the White Rats appears to be on 
the tapis. It will be a bitter struggle if 
things are not patched up. The 
trouble arises principally from the 
stage hands insisting men be carried 
with vaudeville acts under certain con- 
ditions. 

The acts have had no end of trouble 
through having booked at a certain 
figure not covering the salary and trav- 
elling expenses entailed with the carry- 
ing of a stage carpenter or electrician 
as the case might be. 

Last week the Great Raymond at 
the Great Northern Hippodrome em- 
ployed three stage hands. All three 
held cards to the union, but the local 
order of the I. A. T. S. E. insisted 
three more men from the local order 
be employed. This Raymond refused 
to do. The three men with Raymond 
were called out. Raymond complied 
with the rules by dispensing with any- 
thing that required the use of a stage 
hand and gave his act with only his 
regular assistants. 

The White Rats have been drawn in- 
to the fray through Raymond and their 
general antipathy toward the stage 
hands' association and stage hands affili- 
ation with the musicians have egged 
both on to battle. 

Abner Ali in charge of White Rat 
affairs in Chicago was out of town 
early in the week. Nothing is expected 
to transpire until he returns. The man- 
agers arc looking on with interest and 
hoping. 

i>ii. loth koi^s st\ti«;mi:nt. 

Boston, April 30. 

A statement has bren made by Dr. 
Lothrop that his I Inward and Grand 
Opera House will not be <>n any bur- 
lesque "wheel'.!, next season. Im.tcad, 
the Doctor say% th'- the.it • «• -, -■ill piny 
stock bnr1e~(|U"- .ind ■• ..'!:<■ 

Dr. Lothr.,]. ...i! 
10. 



8 



VARIETY 



METROPOLITAN 0. H. DEAL 

STIR S UP P HILADELPHIA 

Report of Lease Transfer Loew-Nixon-Nirdlinger Brings 

United Booking Offices Men Over to Philly on the 

Run. Expected to be Start of Real War Between 

Big and Small Time Vaudeville Combinations. 



Philadelphia, April 30. 

The deal put through last week by 
the Loew-Nixon-Nirdlinger combina- 
tion securing the Metropolitan Opera 
House for vaudeville on a four years' 
lease, with the privilege of renewal, 
proved quite the biggest bomb hurled 
into the vaudeville field since Klaw & 
Erlanger made their debut in "Ad- 
vanced Vaudeville." Already it is 
talked here that this will prove the 
opening wedge for the real war which 
is sure to follow. So important is the 
situation here that special representa- 
tives of the United Booking Offices in- 
terests were in town the latter part of 
last week looking round. 

It is believed there is much more in 
the Metropolitan deal than appears on 
the surface. The most important is the 
belief that if vaudeville at "pop" prices 
proves successful in the Metropolitan it 
means vaudeville at high prices later 
and direct opposition to Keith's, which 
is Philadelphia's only first-class vaude- 
ville house. 

Vaudeville on North Broad street will 
open the fight in a field which Keith 
coveted several years ago when it was 
planned to build a theatre at Broad and 
Columbia avenue. Later J. Fred Zim- 
merman built the Liberty in the neigh- 
borhood, which also holds the Grand 
Opera House, which will be turned over 
to the Loew-Nixon-Nirdlinger interests 
in September. The Metropolitan is 
only six blocks south of the Liberty 
and Grand, so that there will be a hot 
fight there if Nixon-Nirdlinger carries 
out his plans to place "pop" vaude- 
ville in the Grand. 

The taking over of the Metropolitan 
is looked upon as a tremendous task in 
the hands of the combination which is 
trying to control the "pop" vaudeville 
situation, east and west. It is admit- 
ted the reported rental of $150,000 is ex- 
aggerated, but nothing official can be 
learned regarding the figure, $50,000 to 
$75,000 being the general estimate. Even 
at this figure, with fifty nights out, 
which must be given over to grand 
opera between November and March, it 
offers a problem to vaudeville men. 
May 6 is announced as opening day at 
the Met, this being made necessary be- 
cause the theatre has been rented to a 
dancing class for May 5 and an exorbi- 
tant price asked for cancellation. The 
prices will be, matinees 10-15; evenings 
10-15-25. It has not been decided 
whether the bills will split or play full 
weeks. 

The following acts have been booked 
for the opening week: Eight Diving 
Girls; "When Women Rule;" Stewart 
and Donohue; "House Boat Party;" 
Joseph K. Watson; Happy Hearn's 
Wheel Comedians and one act to fill. 
If the week is split, the second half 
will be Konerz Bros., Bernard and 
Lloyd; John R. Gordon and Co., Wat- 
son and Flynn; "Girls From the Fol- 
lies," and two acts to fill. 



The leasing of the Metropolitan 
places the Loew-Nixon-Nirdlinger com- 
bination in control of the largest and 
most modern place of entertainment in 
the city. The house was built by Oscar 
Hammerstein at an approximate cost 
of $1,200,000. After two seasons Ham- 
merstein relinquished his rights (in 
1909) to the holding company of which 
E. T. Stotesbury is president. The cost 
of maintaining the house merely as a 
property is enormous. 

The stage is 116 feet wide and 66 feet 
deep, a space capable of accommodat- 
ing the most elaborate spectacular pres- 
entation. There is a seating capacity 
of 3,482, divided as follows: Parquet, 
726; circle, 616; boxes, 486; balcony, 
904, and gallery, 750. There are 20 
dressing rooms and the house .in every 
detail is fitted with the most modern 
and complete furnishings. Elaborate 
preparations are being made for the 
opening night. 

While admitting the project seems 
gigantic, the new lessees figure that 
connecting the Metropolitan with their 
circuit houses means much to the 
Nixon and People's theatres here, and 
the other house which will play the 
same acts booked through the Loew^- 
Nixon-Nirdlinger-S.-C. offices and that 
it will do much to uplift the plane of 
'pop" vaudeville. Nothing could be 
learned, however, concerning the future 
which may transform the house to a 
first-class vaudeville theatre with prices 
ranging from 25 cents up. It is this 
point which concerns vaudeville men 
here. 



MARTIN, NATL MGR. 

Louisville, April 30. 

The National Moving Picture Co., 
with a capital stock of $500,000, has 
appointed Daniel L. Martin general 
manager. g{ 

Martin is a well-known theatrical 
manager and producer. His last pro- 
duction was "Freckles," which he leased 
from A. G. Delamater. Henry A. 
Guthrie will be assistant manager and 
director of publicity. 

The officers of the National are 
James B. Camp, president; O. C. Yates, 
vice president; Dr. M. K. Allen, treas- 
urer; Thomas Thicrman, secretary; R. 
W. Brown, chairman of board. 



The Crescent Film Company has placed a 
four reeler on the market for which the 
Fidelity Co. Is peddling the state rights. Ida 
Nielsen Is In the title role. The film, made 
In Denmark, Is entitled "Ida the Queen of 
the Air." 



The Eclair company is boosting its 
"Belaoo. the Demon Baboon" picture. It's 
a three reeler In which M. Bataille is seen as 
the man-monkey. 



The Crystal company Is going to start a 
new sorles of releases May 27 when its second 
feature will be placed on the market. There 
will be no more western atmosphere In the 
new Crystals in which Pearl White will have 
the title roles. The first dramatic release 
(May 27) will be entitled "Where Charity 
Megins." 

The acting forces of the Essanay Film Co. 
nt Mies, Cal., has lately been reinforced by 
Harrv O. Keenan, who came on from Des 
Moines, la., where he closed with a "Rosary" 
company. 



ASKING $10,000 DAMAGES. 

Suit for $10,000 damages was filed 
Wednesday afternon by Herman 
Schmidt, attached to the Alfred Weiss 
Film Exchange, through Attorney 
Herman Hoffman, 261 Broadway, 
against the General Film Co., for in- 
juries sustained in a personal attack 
by a number of the G. F. Co's em- 
ployes in the Weiss Exchange's quar- 
ters at 219 Sixth avenue April 22. 

Attorney Hoffman is also planning 
a similar suit in behalf of J. J. Unger, 
another Weiss employe who was in- 
jured in the same attack. 



L. .A. PICTURE GOSSIP. 

Los Angeles, April 30. 
Weather for the Week— April 17-28 (Inclu- 
sive.) 
Thursday— Rain. Monday— Fair. 

Friday— Rain. Tuesday— Fair. 

Saturday— Fair. Wednesday— Fair. 

Average Temperature — 62*. 

The chief social event of the week was the 
birthday party given by Mrs. William Bltzer 
for her husband, camera man with Blograph. 
Billy's friends are so numerous they had to 
hire a hall to hold them all. A magnificent 
diamond ring was presented to the host by 
his fellow workers. Nearly every moving pic- 
ture company here was represented. 

Grandon's Lubln Players have been ordered 
back east but I understand several members 
of the organization have elected to remain 
here. 



POLICE TRYING PICTURES. 

Within the next fortnight the New 
York police department will try out 
the proposed scheme whereby the blue- 
coats and detectives will be enabled to 
capture criminals known to the depart- 
ment through the assistance of the pic- 
ture camera. 



MONTREAL'S $500,000 HOUSE. 

Montreal, April 30. 
The Imperial Picture Palace (B. F. 
Keith's), seating 2,500, costing $500,000 
(including price of site) opened April 
26 to capacity business. 



Bud Duncan (son of A. O. Duncan) is with 
a motion picture concern here and Is very pop- 
ular, being a boy of charming manner and 
fine Intelligence. 

John Waldron, who handles Blograph's finan- 
ces here, la devoted to horse back exercise and 
I frequently meet him after business hours 
Jogging along In full riding regalia, looking 
like an English squire. 

Roscoe Arbuckle has deserted .Nestor for 
the Keystone players. 

Joe De Orasse has been doing some excellent 
work In Pathe (Western) films recently. 

Natalie de Lontau is playing dramatic leads 
for Lincoln Carter (Universal) with fine suc- 
cess. 



Alice Sheppard has had several good char- 
acter parts assigned to her by Keystone re- 
cently. 



PICTURES IN BALL PARK. 

Cincinnati, April 30. 
Beginning about May 4 the Cincin- 
nati baseball park will offer pictures 
during the hot summer nights. The 
park, however, will be used during the 
daytime by Frank Bancroft for league 
baseball. Its seating capacity is 30,- 
000. 



Edna Mason (Universal) narrowly escaped 
being thrown from her horse in an exciting 
chase last Monday. Her skill in managing the 
animal caused favorable comment among the 
onlookers. 



The Indians here are so busy working In 
moving pictures it is feared there will soon be 
a famine In rugs, blankets and other souvenirs 
made by them. 



PROMOTING ON COAST. 

San Francisco, April 30. 
Emil Kehrlein, formerly a house man- 
ager for the "movie" theatre firm of 
Turner & Dahnkin of this city, is re- 
ported to be promoting a chain of mo- 
tion picture theatres that arc to be 
constructed here on the coast during 
the next season. While not known to 
be weighted down with an overabun- 
dance of money, Kehrlein is understood 
to have the financial backing of Rich- 
ard Hotaling, a wealthy distributor 
here of a well-known brand of whiskey, 
which gives the project a business com- 
plexion. San Francisco, Oakland, 
Berkeley, Fresno, Richmond, Hayward, 
Los Angeles and San Diego have been 
mentioned as the places that will first 
be invaded by Kehrlein and his asso- 
ciates. 



I understand Director Matthews is soon to 
do another "kid" picture, using the Powers 
kids. Early and Mattie for same. 

I saw the Burns boys (Fred and Bob) doing 
some wonderful riding last week in a typical 
cowboy drama. 

Director Farney recently completed a mili- 
tary-Indian feature film, using Eugenie Forde 
and Belle Bennett with fine success. 



It Is surprising the number of picture play- 
ers who are going to San Francisco for the 
Exhibitors' League Ball. Sad Is the lot of 
those who cannot be spared from the L. A. 
Studios for the occasion. 



I saw Mona Darkfeather looking over some 
Navajo trappings in an Indian shop. Evi- 
dently getting ready for Frank Montgomery's 
next Indian feajpre. 

Long Beach seems a lonesome place since 
the Edison company left. Laura Sawyer took 
all her pets back with her. 



C. W. Denslnger (Kinemacolor) Is about, at- 
tending to his duties and looking very fit after 
his recent accident 



Little Gertrude Short, who played Eva for 
Otis Turner In his "Uncle Tom" production, is 
a very clever child, and sister to Antrim Short, 
who handles boy parts so intelligently. Papa 
and Mamma Short are also In moving pictures 
and reside here permanently. 

The many picture players living at the 
Alhambra on North Broadway here, were quar- 
antined and vaccinated one day lately, owing 
to a small pox scare. Imagine their indigna- 
tion and excitement over It. 



The Vitagraph Company is now releasing 
one John Bunny reel each week. 



Cohan & Harris announce that with "Quo 
Vadls" panning out a financial hit at the 
Astor they will book the film through all 
the high class theatres of the United States 
and Canada next season through an arrange- 
ment with George Klelne of Chicago, who 
manufactured the big subject. 



William Clifford, who has been doing good 
work in Bison under Director Francis Forde, 
has purchased a bungalow in beautiful Holly- 
wood and will occupy It shortly. 

Bess Meredith and Wilfred Lucas had fea- 
ture roles in "Bred In the Bone," a recent 
Bison. Mr. Lucas produced the film besides 
acting in it. 



Charles L. Fuller, now with the movie 
boys on Broadway, has severed his official 
connections with Universal. 



Mae Marsh (Olograph) has been doing some 
fancy dancing at the social affairs of the 
photo players colony recently. In these stunts 
she Is ably assisted by Jiquel Lanoe, who is 
some stepper. 



The Vitagraph Twins are the Nash sisters, 
Alice and Edna. They are indeed "twins" 
on looks, and even members of the company 
are unable to tell the girls apart. 

The new Victoria, seating 1,000. has been 
opened In Shamokln, Pa., with a straight 
picture policy. 



Marguerite Loverldge (Lovey), sister to Mae 
Marsh, has been jobbing for some time with 
the different concerns, but has finally signed 
up for keeps. 

LADY BUG. 



Bert Angeles, who has for many seasons 
directed and staged many musical comedies, 
is now In picture productions, having directed 
the Roy L. McCardell comedy. "There's Mu- 
sic In the Hair," which was released April 23 



Nell Shlpman Is convalescing from the ef- 
fects of a recent operation. 



"A .Midnight Bell/ one of Charles Hoyta 
old comedies, has found its way to the pic- 
tures, the Sellg Co. having it for release 
shortly through the General Film Co. It's a 
two-reeler with the theme of the original plot 
carefully followed. 

People were being engaged this week for the 
new Marlon Leonard picture company which 
will enact the new photoplay of "The Silence 
of Dean Maltland" taken from the novel of 
that title. Miss Leonard only recently re- 
turned from a long stay on the coast. 



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No. 9 



Mellville Ellis has postponed his 
sailing to the other side until May 21. 

Max Hart and wife returned from 
abroad last Saturday. 

The Lambs make their Annual Gam- 
bol in the Metropolitan Opera House 
May 9. 

Clifford Hippie plans to revive 
Robert Hillard's "The Littlest Girl," 
opening May 19 in Schenectady. 

Hazel Kirk and Forrest Young are 
rehearsing a new vaudeville act, open- 
ing out of town May 18. 

Frank Tinney returned Wednesday 
from London to start rehearsal for the 
new "Follies" show. 

Poll's pop house in Meriden, Conn., 
will hereafter be booked by the James 
Clancy agency. 

Thomas A. Rigler and George C. 
Rindlen have leased the Park theatre, 
Hamilton, Mo., and will take possession 
May 1. 



Louis J. De LaMarter, manager of 
Ramona Park, Grand Rapids and Mari- 
an Connelly of Hot Springs were 
wedded April 22. 

"The Picture Girl," by Frieda Hall, 
who wrote "The Voyagers," will be 
given an early production by Albert 
Campbell. 

The New York Herald Monday pub- 
lished a confirmed report that William 
Harris had been secretly married for 
some time to Florence Quayle. 

Blanche Sloan's big white Persian cat 
"Cassius" died April 21 while submit- 
ting to an operation at a New York 
hospital for tumor. 



The Wadsworth, New York, is add- 
ing another balcony to increase its 
seating capacity. The cost of the im- 
provement is placed at $10,000. 

Inez Regan, a Pacific Coast star, will 
arrive in New York June 1. Miss Re- 
gan will accept an eastern legitimate 
show engagement. 

"The Girls from the Follies," with 
a Hebrew comedian, has been placed 
on the Loew time. The act came from 
a burlesque show. 

Jack Welch returned to New York 
Wednesday. A. H. Woods is expected 
to sail for home today. Mr. Welch ac- 
companied Mr. Woods to Berlin. 

The Cecil DeMille new play, "The 
Reckless Age," will play at the Apollo, 
Atlantic City, for the first three days 
of next Week. 

Although William Fox's lease of the 
Arverne Pier theatre has two years 
more to run, Edward Margolies an- 
nounces it is for rent for the coming 
summer. 

Little Lord Robert, about 2 l / 2 feet 
high, asked Stanley Sharpe, manager 
of "The Honeymoon Express" at the 
Winter Garden, if he "could stand up 
and see the show." 

H. B. Warner resumed his role in 
"The Ghost Breaker" Monday after a 
week's absence occasioned by the death 
of his wife in an auto accident at Stam- 
ford, Conn., April 20. 

Carolyn McLean has left the Clifford 
Hippie act, "As a Man Sows," and has 
gone to her home in Washington for 
the summer. Her mother is also quite 
ill. 

"Sweethearts," the Werba & Luesch- 
er new show, with Christie MacDonald, 
opens at the Colonial, Boston, Mon- 
day, after having had a run in Phila- 
delphia. 

Nor ah Bayes will not play vaudeville 
this spring. She expects to leave for 
the other side in a few days, returning 
to take up a route at $2,500 weekly in 
vaudeville, commencing some time in 
September. 



Charles H. Brooke has leased "The 
Town Marshal" from Wee & Lambert 
and will send it out for a summer tour 
May 12, opening that day at Oyster 
Bay. He expects to keep it running 
through the fall. 



Grant Luce has gotten an "Uncle 
Tom's Cabin" show together, which 
will open on Long Island May 17. 
After two weeks' tour of the Island 
Luce will take his show into new ter- 
ritory for the summer. 

Denial is made that the Grand O. H. 
at Uniontown, Pa., one of M. Reis' 
houses, had been condemned by the 
state fire marshal. No fault nor com- 
plaint has been lodged against the the- 
atre. 



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'Marching On to Victory," words by 
Schuyler Greene and music by Otto 
Motzan, the new official suffragette 
hymn, endorsed by the "suff" leaders, 
is being published by Jos. W. Stern 
& Co. 

George Goett, general manager for 
the Leffler- Bratton Co., leaves New 
York June 1 to direct the operations 
of the J. W. Parks which runs through 
the summer in New England. He will 
make his headquarters in Worcester. 

Byal and Early have been booked by 
the Loew-Sullivan-Considine Agency 
for a year or more. The couple came 
here from the west, showed at the 
National, Bronx, for a try-out, and 
were married the next day. The U. 
B. O. wanted the act, but didn't move 
as fast as Jule Delmar did. 

Jack Shea left for Saranac Wednes- 
day to spend the summer. Before leav- 
ing Jack casually mentioned he had had 
no benefit this year for placing all of 
his own acts at the Columbia's Sunday 
shows. But Jack doesn't care; he 
cleaned up $99 with his own show at 
Port Jervis, Vt. 



Abie Hammerstein's "route" is Phila- 
delphia, Washington, Pittsburgh, 
Cleveland, Detroit, Grand Haven, Mil- 
waukee, St. Paul, Fargo, Grand Fork, 
Winnipeg, Moosejaw, Medicine Hat. 
Abie got the route from Doc Steiner, 
and Abie says he will surely leave New 
York next week. He doesn't know 
where he goes from Medicine Hat, and 
doesn't care, just like the rest of us. 



AT THE GRIND. 

By CHAS. VARLEY. 

Twas in the "Happy Hour" ; I was doing live a day ; 

(With two reels of moving pictures in beiweeu). 
I "opened" and I "closed" (Just like the flowers do Jn May) 

Every time they'd raise the moving picture screen. 
Two introductions was the gag ; then one and one you know, 
And then a lot of funny yarns across the toots I'd throw ; 
The "customers" just sat and yawned, and waited for the show 

To start upon the moving-picture screen. ■s^mm*^_»_<.. 

My heart went out in sympathy ; 
I smiled, and tried to plan 

Some funny stunt to cheer them lu their woo ; 
To help them pass the dreary time, until the M. P. man 

Was ready to continue with the show. 
I worked! A silence filled the room; their facee stern and set 
As If they'd pledged each other with an oath my goat to getl 
Old lady Jarley's bunch had nothing on that crowd, you bet, 

As they sat there, hand-cuffed, waiting for the show. 

So after doing three or four (I wasn't checking up), 

I, looking through the peep hole, got a bunch ; 
(Their eyes were all glued to the screen; each face was cheering up!) 
"Aha! a deaf and dumb asylum bunch?" 

But hark! A child says "Mammal nej se kon ger k;ilfoen dl!"* 
A roar of laughter shook the dump! the place was tilled v.ith glee; 
The "Happy Hour" redeemed its name without the aid of me! 

They understood! It was a Swedish bunch! 
(•Swedish for "mother, see the cow lc giving the calf hie supper!") 



RAGTIMI PHILOSOPHY 

By Darl MacBoyle, 

(Copyrighted. All rights reserved.) 
If Kudyard Kipling had framed Jake 
Shubert's justly celebrated remark 
concerning chorus gentlemen, he, in 
all probability, would have said, "The 
female of the species is more debonair 
than the male." 

Eenccy, meeney, miney, mo, 
Trim any John of his dough, 
If he hollers, let him go, 
Keneey, meeney, miney, mo. 

A certain party with a proclivity for 
starting something told me that the 
Robert Chambers' story, "The Common 
Law," was based on fact. I looked 
through the directory, the telephone 
book, called up information and treated 
three cabbies in an effort to learn 
Valerie's address. Nothin' doin'I 

"The labor we delight in, physics 
pain." Quite so, Bill! Quite sol But 
"Songs worthy of the voice of heaven's 
hosts will not the knawings of an 
empty paunch abate." "Aye, there's the 
rub!" 

When he gets hot under the collar, 
does Ned Wayburn? 

The knowledge that an understudy is 
ready and willing to go the route 
keeps many a collection of cussedness 
misnamed "temperament" intact. 

Don't judge the contents of a man's 
head by the angle at which he wears 
his hat. 

"KNOWLEDGE." 

(Apologies to Miss Garrison.) 
I have known failure— therefore I 
May laugh with you, oh friends, more 

merrily 
Than those who never "got the hook/' 
And know not victory's worth. 

I have known success — therefore I 
May sorrow with you far more tenderly 
Than those who never knew the sting 

of silence 
When your blue print calls for laughter. 

"All are architects of fate 
Working on the walls of time." 
But don't kid yourself that you are 
going to make good on your portion 
of the job if the only tool in your kit 
is a hammer. 

Kicking about the amount of applause 
the world bestows on your portion of 
the "Passing Show" is, in a way, an 
admission of your inability to make 
good. 

Shakespeare said, "The world's a 
stage!" 

That means we all arc troupers. 
But in the cast on history's page, 

Ye gods, how many supers. 

A genius is a "nut" that can make 
'em believe it. 

Moses, when Iir classed himself as 
"Meek ahnvc all otli'Ys that ever 
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50-Cent Schedule at Bargain Sale Filling Downstairs 

Only. May Tend to Keep $2 Patrons Away. Time 

of "Bargain Sale" Changed to 8 O'clock. "Money 

Moon" Opening at Power's Seems Rather Light. 



Chicago, April 30. 

The Powers' theatre sprung a new 
one that has everybody in show busi- 
ness talking and guessing. It is a sure 
enough innovation. 

"The Money Moon" opened at the 
house Sunday night. With it came the 
announcement seats would be sold at 
the box office after 7:30 o'clock in the 
evening to any part of the house for 50 
cents. Seats reserved before that time 
go at the regulation $1.50 prices. 

Just what the object is no one seems 
to know, and what is to be gained 

is as far out of reach. 

One manager when speaking of the 
arrangement would allow nothing but 
that the idea was all wrong. "Do you 
think a man will pay $1.50 for a seat to 
see a show and know the people right 
next to him may have only paid 50 
cents? Certainly not. It will keep that 
$1.50 man away from the theatre. If a 
show is good there will be no trouble 
getting $1.50 or $2 for it, and if it is bad 
it won't do business in a high priced 
house at any price," he declared. Oth- 
ers questioned on the subject were 
more or less of the same opinion, al- 
though not as bluntly against it. 

The business at Powers' is being done 
at 50 cents for the lower floor, cheapen- 
ing the house and killing business up- 
stairs. The management figures on 
getting more money than under the 
usual prices. The house is able to hold 
about $5,000 at the low rate. 

The idea was touted in some of the 
Chicago dailies as being a custom on 
the other side. That is not so. There 
are ways of getting cheap tickets in 
Europe the same as there are here, but 
this method is not and has not been 
used. 

It looks as though the Powers ap- 
pears to be a dead proposition and this 
is a last hope to put the house back 
in the running. 

Robert Lorraine in "Man and Super- 
man" at the theatre last week did 
around $7,000, considered very good un- 
der present Chicago conditions. A nig- 
ger is suspected of hanging around the 
wood in the come late and get in cheap 
idea. Maybe it's publicity for the new 
show. The thing sounded so good the 
Associated Press sent it out. 

Harry J. Powers announced the bar- 
gain sale would begin at 8 o'clock here- 
after. 

J. Hartley Manners has taken a novel 
by Jeffrey Farnol and made of it a 
play produced by Oliver Morosco and 
called "Money Moon." 

The play is not of any great conse- 
quence, and -since they arc playing to 
50-cent prices, people will perhaps feci 
satisfied with the show. It contains a 
good deal of horseplay and very little 
good sense. 



Orrin Johnson heads the cast. He 
has hard work to keep the interest 
alive. The plot is palpable from the 
opening scene, and there are no sur- 
prises during the action. Marguerite 
Leslie is the leading woman, doing 
some faip work. Ada Dwyer is also in 
the cast and is effective. 

The plan of selling seats at a bargain 
after 7:30 in the evening seems to have 
been a stroke of good business, for it 
brought out a big house. $2 seats could 
be had up to 8 o'clock at one window, 
while 50 cent seats were sold at an- 
other. 

The "Money Moon" received indif- 
ferent notices in the dailies, and the 
piece was generally put down as a 
good offering for 50 cents. 



CROWDING A ONE-NIGHTER. 

Jamestown, N. Y., April 30. 

Just how some one nighters are 
spoiled by a consecutive run of travel- 
ing combinations was illustrated by 
the bookings at Samuels' Opera House 
here from April 17-22. 

"The Woman," David Belasco's Co., 
played a benefit the 17th to $1,100. 
Margaret Illington did something like 
$450 the 18th. In succession followed 
"The Old Homestead," 19th; Sunday 
20th (dark); Marie Dressler's Co. 21st, 
and "Robin Hood" to capacity 22 d. 

In spite of all these roadsters the 
Lyric stock company did fair business. 



TIES UP WEEK'S RECEIPTS. 

Boston, April 30. 

Judge Morton in the equity motion 
session of the Suffolk Superior court 
issued an injunction restraining Messrs. 
Frohman and Harris from paying over 
any of the receipts of the last week's 
performance of the "Chocolate Sol- 
dier" to the Whitney Opera Company, 
pending the disposition of a bill in 
equity brought by Frank P. Weadon, 
of New York, who claimed that he was 
a former manager of the company and 
that $2,000 back salary was due him. 

The production played at the Colo- 
nial theatre. The issues will be heard 
before Judge Morton in June. Froh- 
man and Harris are lessees of the 
Colonial. ♦ 



LA RUE'S CLOTHES STOLEN. 

Only the stage clothes and two tailor 
made suits were saved from the Grace 
La Rue wardrobe when her apartment 
was robbed of $7,000 worth of gowns 
and furs last Friday night. Miss La 
Rue opened Monday at the Winter Gar- 
den, so none of the newspapers be- 
lieved the story. 

Her stage dresses had not been re- 
turned home at the time. 



FAIRBANKS' NEW SHOW GOOD. 

Atlantic City, April 30. 

Last week Douglas Fairbanks ap- 
peared at the Apollo under the direc- 
tion of Cohan & Harris in a new play 
by Hugh Ford and Frank Lord en- 
titled "Cooper Hoyt, Inc." 

From all indications the show will 
be one of next season's successes. It 
is funny and admirably adapted to Mr. 
Fairbanks' forceful style. The story 
tells of a popular chap who has not 
been successful financially. His 
friends believe that all "Coop" needs 
is direction. Three of them incorporate 
him. He eventually wins fame and 
fortune. 

The play is all Fairbanks, but that 
did not appear to be a drawback. 

There is a scream in the last line 
when he defines a plan for cornering 
the bean market and says the only 
thing against the bean was that it had 
no social standing. 

In the cast were Irene Fenwick, 
Grace Reals, Isabel Garrison, Martin 
Alsop, Gardner Crane, Pacie Ripple 
and others. 

Mr. Fairbanks sails tomorrow (Sat- 
urday) for Europe on the Olympic. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, April 30. 
Douglas Fairbanks will appear at the 
Coliseum during May in "A Regular 
Business Man." The booking was com- 
pleted through M. S. Bentham of New 
York. 

' It is Mr. Fairbanks' intention to have 
the sketch played in German at Ber- 
lin. 



CHATTERTON O. H. CHANGES. 

Chicago, April 30. 

The Chatterton Opera House, 
Springfield, 111., is now under the direc- 
tion of the Allardt Bros., who took the 
unexpired term of seven years off the 
hands of the Shuberts and Geo. Nich- 
olas this week. 

The Chatterton will continue next 
season playing combinations. 



NED FINLEY IN THE MOVIES. 

Ned Finley has signed a three-year 
contract with the Vitagraph company, 
and will be featured in a series of life 
portrayals. 



9. & H. HAVE "ROUND UP." 

The "Round Up", which Klaw & 
Erlanger put out this season, has been 
sold to George Nicolai and Robert 
Campbell who will route the show over 
the Stair & Havlin time next season. 



ELTINGE WRITING SHOW. 

Julian Eltinge will spend a goodly 
portion of his summer vacation at work 
on the manuscript of his new play for 
next season. 

The original manuscript was by Guy 
Steely, a well known press agent, who 
went to Cleveland to read it to Eltinge, 
and was taken fatally ill. Eltinge has 
revamped it himself to suit his per- 
sonality and it is to be produced in the 
fall. 



SKETCH FOR PRINCESS. 

"The Green Bottle," by John Willard, 
presented at the Lambs Club last Sun- 
day night, with Edwin Stevens and Ef- 
fingham Pinto in the cast, is under con- 
sideration by the management of the 
Princess for use early next season. 



SHOWS IN FRISCO. 

San Francisco, April 30. 

General capacity business prevails 
for "Fine Feathers" at the Columbia. 
The play has been well received and 
generally considered as Eugene Wal- 
ter's best effort. Its success is re- 
garded as largely due to the all-star 
cast. 

"The Tik Tok Man" is not holding 
up well, the second week's atendance 
at the Cort yielding only fair business. 

There is a satisfactory stock produc- 
tion of "The Woman" at the Alcazar, 
which is drawing increased attendance. 

Early indications are for a capacity 
engagement of Maude Adams' engage- 
ment at the Columbia. 



OLYMPIC NOT DOING WELL. 

Chicago, April 30. 

The Olympic, which went into a 
straight motion picture policy last 
week, has not been doing as well as the 
situation and the house would naturally 
lead one to expect. 

Without any direct knowledge it is 
judged that the house played to from 
$1,000 to $1,200 last week; considered 
very light for the "loop" theatre with 
an ideal location for a picture policy. 

Receipts according to a picture man 
should run between $3,000 and $4,000 
on the week. 

An orchestra on the stage and one 
act of the singing variety go along 
with the pictures. 



ZIEGFELD'S FIRST CLAIM. 

Simultaneous with the announcement 
of the remarriage of a former member 
of the "Follies" for several seasons, it 
is rumored Flo Ziegfeld, Jr., is once 
more negotiating with his former wife, 
Anna Held, to handle her starring tours 
in the future. 

Nothing has been definitely settled 
as yet, and the matter is in the hands 
of H. B. Marinelli, the agent, who is 
himself in New York to arrange Miss 
Held's business affairs for the coming 
season. 

A number of managers are reported 
to have been negotiating for the prima 
donna, among them John Cort, George 
Tyler, Lew Fields, H. H. Frazee and 
George W. Lederer. Hearing of these, 
Ziegfeld's secretary informed them that 
"Mr. Ziegfeld is also negotiating." 
Somehow the former husband-manager 
seemed to feel the fact he was once 
more an applicant for Miss Held's stage 
services over here would be sufficient 
for the others to observe the amenities. 

It was later reported this week one 
of the managers (not Ziegfeld) had 
closed for Miss Held's appearance 
over here next season. 



PICTURES IN McVICKER'S. 

Chicago, April 30. 
The question of McVicker's as a pop 
vaudeville house seems to be definitely 
settled for the immediate future at 
least. At the termination of the pres- 
ent run of Jack Barrymore in "A Thief 
for a Night" the "Quo Vadis" pictures 
will take up the running. This will go 
ahead in May some time and McVick- 
er's will be the second house in Chicago 
playing a feature film. "From the 
Manger to the Cross" opened at the 
Cort Monday, following in "The Silver 
Wedding." 



VARIETY 



11 



LISTED SHOWS FOR SUMMER 
TIME NOT ALARM INGLY MANY 

New York Leads Off With Musical Productions, and Two 
Dramatics Holding Over Into Warm Weather. Chi- 
cago Almost Barren in Prospects at Present. 



The metropolis will not be altogether 
bereft of theatrical entertainment this 
summer. There is to be the usual crop 
of musical shows, some new and as 
yet untried, while others will hold over 
from the regular season, as will also 
a couple of the dramatic successes. The 
latter are "Within the Law" at the 
Eltinge, and Laurette Taylor in "Peg o' 
My Heart" at the Cort. There is an- 
other, "The Argyle Case," running 
along nicely and certain to continue 
throughout June, maybe longer. 

The big musical hit running at the 
Knickerbocker, "The Sunshine Girl," 
with Julia Sanderson starred, is still 
holding up to its large box office tak- 
ings, and gives every indication of an 
all-summer run, if the management con- 
cludes to keep it on. 

At the Liberty "The Purple Road," 
almost entirely rewritten since its in- 
itial presentation, is now doing a good 
business, and seats are selling four 
weeks in advance. But the music is 
considered too heavy for hot weather 
absorption, although the show is a 
summer possibility. 

"Are You a Crook?" just opened at 
the new Longacre, will, if successful, 
be continued as long as patronage war- 
rants. Fritzi Scheff's revival of "Mile. 
Modiste" comes to the Globe May 26 
in the fond hope of renewing its form- 
er success here. 

The Shuberts* "Passing Show of 
1913" is already in active preparation 
for the Winter Garden. Lew Fields' 
roof show comes to the West 44th 
street aerial theatre June 1. 

Fred C. Whitney's "The Little 
Friend" will be seen at the New Am- 
sterdam in about a fortnight, but must 
leave that house to permit Ziegfeld's 
"Follies of 1913" to open there June 2. 
Should Whitney's show be a success 
there will be plenty of other theatres 
in which to continue its New York 
run. 

There will be a large crop of feature 
films like "Quo Vadis" (now running 
successfully at the Astor) that will help 
out toward paying summer rentals. 

At the Lyric Monday night "Ari- 
zona," with a big cast, put the revival 
in the hit column. An advance sale 
indicates some business at the house 
for a while to come. 

Billie Burke at the Empire the same 
right made a good sized score for her- 
self in the revived "Amazons." It is 
predicted along the Alley this one will 
do business also. 

"The Mikado" at the Casino, "re- 
vived" last week, is drawing so well it 
may be held a week or so beyond its 
first announced date of closing, May 3 
The revival of "Iolanthc" will follow it 

Among the engagements for the new 
"Passing Show of 1913" at the Winter 
Garden are Grant and Greenwood, Nat 
Wills, Gallager and Fields, and Swan 
Wood, the young woman who did so 
well at the dancing contest at the Gar- 



den one night last week she was im- 
mediately engaged for the new produc- 
tion. 

In the Lew Fields roof show will be 
Jose Collins and Geo. W. Monroe as 
leading principals, besides Mr. Fields. 
Is is said the engagement of Rosie 
•Dolly for this production has not yet 
been closed. 

"The Passing Show of 1912" at Phila- 
delphia next week will remain out until 
next March on the present routing, giv- 
ing the piece a record of nearly two 
years' continuous playing. The Hoff- 
mann show may also remain out be- 
yond the last date of closing reported, 
May 31. June may find the Hoffmann 
troupe in Canada. 

Chicago, April 30. 

The shows in Chicago this summer 
will not be numerous from the present 
outlook. "When Dreams Come True" 
at the Garrick has a good chance for a 
summer run from its prospects just 
now. (It is due in New York Aug. 18.) 

The Blanche Ring show, "When 
Claudia Smiles," at the Illinois, does not 
seem a possibility. 

Boston, April 30. 
"Louisiana Lou" will be the open- 
ing attraction at the Majestic for the 
summer season. The first perform- 
ance will be given May 12. Among 
the principals will be Harry First, 
Burrell Barbaretto, Anna McNabb, 
Kathryn Miley, Neil McNeil, Eleanor 
Henry, Alfred Deery, Lucie Carter, 
Walter Wills, Abbot Adams. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, April 30. 

Several new revues are being pre- 
pared at various Parisian establish- 
ments for the summer and early next 
season. That at the Folies Bergere, 
under the temporary direction of Paul 
Franck, will be by Le Marchand, Ba- 
taille-Henri and Lucien Boyer. The 
two latter will also be with the revue 
due at the Cigale in September. 

The summer revue at the Moulin 
Rouge will be produced by Derymont, 
Rivers, Rouvray and Lc Marchand. 
The names of Lc Marchand and Rouv- 
ray will alone appear on the bills. But 
a couple of months after a new pro- 
duction will be given by Rivers and 
Derymont. 

The revue at the Folies Bergere in 
October will be by Michel Carre and 
Andre Barde; that at the Capucines for 
the reopening of the little theatre in 
October will be by Rip and Bousquct. 
The Gaite Rochechouart annual revue, 
in November, will be by R. Dieudonner 
and J. J. Frappe. 

In the Old Treasury building (Cour 
des Comptcs), in the Palais Royal, 
Paris, a theatrical exposition will be 
held in May, organized by Mr. Paul 
Ginisty, former manager of the Odcon. 



GABY BACK NEXT SEASON. 

A contract for a return engagement 
next season under the management of 
the Shuberts has been executed by 
Gaby Deslys. She is to receive the 
same terms ($5,000 weekly on the road 
and $4,000 a week in New York). 

When closing her present engage- 
ment at the Winter Garden Saturday 
nigbt, Gaby was presented with a solid 
silver table set, subscribed to by the 
principals and Oscar Radin, the musical 
director. Inscribed on a tray was "To 
Dear Gaby; with affectionate esteem 
from her fellow passengers on 'The 
Honeymoon Express'." 

Gaby was overcome with emotion 
and wept. When recovering she or- 
dered a banquet for everyone, includ- 
ing the chorus people. The French 
girl is very fondly thought of back of 
the lights at the Garden. "There is 
nothing 'up stage' about her," said one 
member of the troupe. "She seems 
more like a $30 a week girl in her man- 
ner than a $4,000 a week star." 

Gaby leaves tomorrow on the Olym- 
pic. 

Monday evening the second, edition 
of "The Honeymoon Express" was 
given at the Winter Garden. Twelve 
new songs were sung. Grace La Rue, 
Ina Claire and Charles King were the 
strange principals to the proceedings. 
Miss La Rue had Gaby's former role. 
She appeared a trifle stiff and straight 
in it after the chic manner of the 
French girl, but wore some gowns 
that rivaled any shown by Gaby. Miss 
Claire was the big riot of the night 
among the newcomers with her imita- 
tions. She had one song and dance 
number with Mr. King in which they 
scored. The part formerly played by 
Fanny Brice was dropped altogether, 
Miss Brice retiring from the produc- 
tion last Saturday. Her "Raggydora" 
number was led by Miss La Rue in a 
dress that was anything excepting 
Spanish. Jennie Dolly and James 
Dixon did "The Gaby Glide" and did it 
very well. Miss Dolly also danced 
"The Bacchanalc" with Pernkoff, the 
Russian, who dropped her during it, 
Miss Dolly giving her head a hard 
bump. 

The new additions to the cast did not 
appreciably aid business at the Garden 
Monday night 




GEHT RETURNS HOME. 

The Olympic Wednesday brought in 
Morris (rest, on the other side for some 
weeks. Among other things awaiting 
Mr. Gest's decision is the closing date 
for "The Whip." The big Drury Lane 
spectacilar melo-drama has had an 
enormously successful and long run at 
the Manhattan Opera House. Gest may 
decide to close its present season 
around May 17. 

Next fall "The Whip" goes on the 
i c ad, playing the very biggest and 
r'any smaller cities. 



JEAN COLET LOCATED. 

Spokane, April 30. 
Isabelle Robb Borella, known profes- 
sionally as Jean Colet, who disappeared 
recently from the "Mutt and Jeff" com- 
pany, has been found ill in a private 
residence here by local detectives. The 
search was made on receipt of a wire 
from the girl's mother in Los Angeles. 
She will be sent home when able to 
travel. 



EMMA JANVIER LEAVES. 

Chicago, April 30. 
Emma Janvier in "When Claudia 
Smiles" at the Illinois has been suc- 
ceeded by Maggie Holloway Fisher, 
who has been playing in "Man and Su- 
perman." 



FRAMING FOR FINISH. 

Chicago, April 30. 
Elaborate preparations are being 
made for the last night of the Chicago 
Opera House. George Kingsbury has 
invited William Collier and George }1. 
Cohan to give their sidewalk mono- 
logue as a part of the closing program 
which takes place Saturday night, 
May 3. 



ENOLANDER WITH OPERAS. 

Ludwig Englander returned last Sat- 
urday from Germany, where he has 
been for several years. He brought 
with him a trunk full of foreign operas 
for American production. Among them 
is "Phillipina", a big Viennese success, 
will probably be done here by George 
W. Lcderer. 



GIRL TRIES SUICIDE. 

Philadelphia, April 30. 

Claire Costie, 24 years, the French 
maid in "Bought and Paid For" at the 
Adelphi, was taken from her dressing 
room to the hospital, suffering from 
poison, said to have been taken with 
suicidal intent. 

Tlfe girl refused to give any informa- 
tion or cause, but it is said she has 
been ill for several weeks and was un- 
able to sleep. It was reported she 
would recover. 



CRITIC DALE RAILING. 

The producers of summer shows can 
conic right out in the open and tell 
when they arc going to put on their 
plays. 

Alan Dale sails for F.uropc next 
week, making his steenth annual pil- 
grimage. 



ANKKR SISTERS 

SIiikI'ik and «li n ( 1 r i k H<>ul>r< 1 1« s 

(Jfiil'K 1 mis w;i i <lrnl>r flv<- cha liK'".* 

Thin ;■' t Ih Hlisoliitoly new in the «;i Ht . 

All comuiunHut iona care of 

JOS. M. SCHKNCK. l/itw Hooking Office. 



PLAYING "THE TALKER." 

The Harlem stock company is this 
week making the first New York stock 
production of "The Talker." the Tully 
Marshall piece, with the leads in the 
hand* of Lowell Sherman and Flureno.- 
Malone. 



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VARIETY 



WITH THE PRESS AGENTS 



Hen Atwell mot the Olympic Wednesday and 
when Morris Crest walked down the gang- 
plank, pointed him out to the newspaper men 
who are always on hand to proet, the notables. 
Incidentally Hen told the pencil pushers some 
of the things M. S. had done abroad and 
other things fomstock & Ost would do next 
season. Pen I* there n mile when either C. 
or Cm. needs extra bofisflnis. 



Countess I^eary gave an "at homo" April 29 
at. which Master Mohollto Punes. a Spanish 
12-year-old violinist prodigy, made his bow 
with the how. The affair was press agented 
by a regular press agent. 

The Hippodrome will elose May 17 

Thomas A. Wise closed his season In "The 
Silver Wedding" at the Cort. Chicago. Inst 
Saturday night. He Is one of the early book- 
ings next season for H. II. 'n new Ixmnaero 
theatre, New York. 



A regular i»ress atent In New York, who 
had a vaudeville not placed with him for pro- 
motion, thoueht. he would go out after It. 
When the clippings were all In this regular 
press agent had about four pages, dally and 
Sunday stuff. He sent the layout to the 
United Rooking Offices with a notation sav- 
in*. "See what a real press agent could do 
for you." Of course It follows he and the 
press agent for the r. TV O.. who sometimes 
Is led Into dolnr things that does not come 
under the heading of his official work, are 
not on good terms. 



W. C. Culllnaton has ben engaged as stage 
mnnager of the new Ce~l1 P. DeMllle show. 
"The Reckless Are." which opens next Mon- 
dav In Atlantic City. The rest of the stage 
crew Includes Will Trvon. electrlelan : Jesse 
Mltrhell. carnenter. and Leo. Fields, props. 
The show plavs several one nlehters before 
hitting first "big city" stand. Toronto. The 
DeMllle Co. Is getting a line on the piece for 
a probable Broadway presentation. 



"All Aboard" Is announced as the summer 
show whleh T-ew Fields will head atop the 
Weber ft Fields 44th Street Musi" Hall, open- 
ing June 2. The hook Is by Mark Swan, mu- 
sic by Malvln Franklin and lvrles by Pay 
Ooetz. Tt Is understand that Fields Is using 
some of t^e nnter'wl of h's former ".Time 
Bride" nroduetlon. T>>e nreml«»re of the show 
will take place Mav 2fl In AtlanMc City. The 
piece Is In two acts «nd twelve scenes and 
will have a ehorus of r»0. In ndd'tlon to Fields 
the cast embraces George W. Monroe, T*aw- 
rence TVOr«nv Carter DeHaven. Flora Par- 
ker ,To«l*» Collins. Nat Fields. Stephen Maley. 
will Ph"mMck. R*lph Plrgs Catherine 
Wltche, Nntniio H n 't Arthur Hartley and 
Malv'n OrledM William J. Wilson la stag- 
ing the production. 



Wagenhals and Kemner may come back 
producing onre more next season. 



Cnh<»n & Harris are plann'nc to produce a 
new show earlv In .Tune In Atlantic Cltv with 
a view* of bringing It Into New York next 
season. A number of nlaverq have hern slened 
un for the piece, whleh will be plaeed In re- 
hearsal the latter part of May. 

Charles Rrage. who has managed "The Ori- 
entals" on th ^ Western Purlcsmie Wheel this 
season, brines h's season to a close In Buffalo 
ne*f week. He's considered one of the best 
looking managers on the Empire Circuit. 

SMnev Smith I" looVInc after the man- 
mr»-ment of the "T/tt'e Pnv Blue" show In To- 
ronto this week. Pete Cnvannugh and Eddl° 
Pldgeon were there booming the SuvitKe show 
and t.hey put over some nifty press stories. 



Dnve Poiner. niTne^r, and Frank Barrv 
the man ahead, with the "Madame Sherry" 
show nlaylne - the northwest eounted up some 
niro receipts at their Toronto stand this 
week. 

Wlllard T>. Coxev Is doing the general press 
work for the Irti Ranch. Pnul Hnrroll is In 
charge of advertising car No. 1 while Tom 
Bransfleld has the No. 2 car. Fred Morgan 
Is t*>o general contracting agent for tho Paneh 
outfit. 

fjeori'e Florida ha* been engaged as press 
agent for the new Oklahoma Ranch wild west 
and Is travelling 10 davs ahend. Harold 
Pushea Is penernl ncnt of the show. 



Howard Herri* k. who has been dolne yeo- 
man nro«s dutv for K'-mv k- Erl^neer's "P'nk 
Lady" here and In T.«ndnn. Is now nvimc'nc 
the Huffalo .Tnnrv; ni'tii'-'- t^r. w which Is now 
playing the Carrick. Philadelphia 

.Tohnnv Pakcr Is- nnt tnvollng with th" 
Two pm« thl* season a= r'ni' director, h\\t Is 
nors^m'lv lenVinc nff'r Colonel Cody'j mine* 
In Tucson. Ariz. 



.Tame«; McTafferv. the h.->«;q of t!u> Toronto 

ha^eha'l team Wnow-- nenHv i'vrv'> nlv n f Oimv 

nofo wlio r«<-i-V>"c fritted i .Tim's p7;i (- ;>' 

ways has VARIETY on file. 

Tnconii Pnnotv. P'-nor-il mnnnpi r of tin- 

United States Film Co. t was formerly a hvi I 
ness agent 



Co., was once dramatic editor of a Toledo 
paper. 



A gratuitous performance of "Within the 
Law" will be given May 5 (matinee) at the 
EltJngc thoatre for the blind only of New 
York. Each character and climax will be 
explained before Jane Cowl and Co. act them. 



Edward Wallace Dunn is now trying a new 
phase of press agentry. It has come to pass 
hes boosting the "Quo Vadls" pictures at the 
Astor. Eddie says they are great. 

Pavlova, at the conclusion of her proposed 
American trip, will play a season ot 21 weeks 
In South America. The press agent says the 
transportation alone will cost fflO.OOO ; the 
entire expense being a mere $300,000. 

Vaughan Glaser got his share of publicity 
In Detroit when his former stage protege,' 
Tyrus Cobb, America's greatest base ball 
player, signed to play again with the 
Tigers. The Detroit, paners give Glaser 
credit for bringing Cobb and President Navin 
together for the signup of the holdout. 

E. W. Moore Is handling the publicity for 
Raraona Park at Reed's Lake. Grand Rapids. 

Ansley Whittendale Is one press agent who 
seldoms sees his name in print. Whittendale 
has been the chief factotum of publicity in 
the Charles Frohman offices since Charles 
Williams started on his vacation trip abroad. 
A. W. is one of the young press boosters In 
New York. He also has an original signature 
that the expert handwriters would have to 
go some to copy. 



Will I. Love, who traveled many, many 
miles ahead of one of the "Bohemian Girl" 
(Aborns) companies, Is back from a success- 
ful season In the west. 



"The Marriage Game." a new three act 
comedy by Anne Crawford Flexner. author 
of "Mrs. Wlggs of the Cabbage Patch." has 
been secured by John Cort for production 
next season. 



William McLean Is one of the agents who 
carries good luck tallsmen. In addition ^o 
having a frazzled rabbit's foot, a rheumatism 
ring, a well wisher In the shape of a chest- 
nut, he totes around other dispensers of ill 
omens and hard luck. Right now It's the 
fasr end of the season and Mack is on Broad- 
way "at llbertv" yet he thinks his charms 
will turn something his way. Mack for the 
past season has been ahead of Irish stars, 
both O'Hara and O'Connell being players 
whom he has boosted. 



Eddie I^ester was the latest of the road 
agents to hit Broadway Monday. Eddie has 
Just concluded a successful Jaunt throueh the 
south ahead of a "Madame Sherry" and he's 
now telling the other agen's how he did it 
with the aid of a little work. Bullease salve 
and some excellent advance scheming. 

Jeff McCarty. who hustled the trail this 
season for "Broadway Jones." Is back with 
Broadway's army of road agents now waiting 
for the new season. 



Nick Wagner was In town over Sunday 
visiting his wife who has been very 111. The 
latter is somewhat Improved. Wagner has 
been out ahead of "Ready Money." 

Frank Winch. erstwhile circus press 
agent. Is suing Col. William F. Codv and 
Malor Gordon W. Lillle fn r $2,000 damages 
which Is a suit for royalties on the book, 
"Thrilling Lives of Buffalo Bill and Pawnee 
mil" which Winch wrote for the Two Bills. 
The case was started in the New York courts 
this week. Winch says he was engaged to 
write the book on a 10 per cent, royalty 
basis. He said the book brought three prices 
— selling for one dollar before tho show 
arrived in a town, for a dollar with a ticket 
of admission on the day of the circus and 
for r>0 cents Inside the show tent. Winch 
says the book cost 21 cents in market prepara- 
tion, and that about . r >0 000 conies were dis- 
posed of. Pawnee Bill claims Winch's services 
as press agent at $80 a week called for the 
writing of the book and denied that any 
royalty agreement was entered Into. 



P. S. Mattoc. after an excellent season ahead 
of the Nell O'Brien minstrels, is back on 
Broadway. 



Rube Bernstein, for several seasons ahead 
of the Billy Watson show (Western Wheel), 
has not yet taken up his duties with the To- 
ronto baseball team. Ruhe is handling Gordon 
& North's "Gay White Way." 

Harry Shapiro, ahead of "The Rose Buds" 
(Western Wheel) this season, has signed to do 
the advance work for the Ben Welch show on 
the Columbia Circuit next season. 



Frank Carey has taken to the road ahead 
of 'The Arm of the Law." which opened last 
week. n. F. Clinton will mannge the tour. 

Harry Spellman. who did advance for "The 
Girl of the Underworld." which closed April 
1.~. hns pone to his homo in Nnshau. N. II.. 
for the summer. 



"DREAMS" GOING BIG 

Chicago, April 30. 

"When Dreams Come True" lived up 
to expectations last week at the Gar- 
rick, playing to the biggest week of 
the three it has been at the house. The 
total receipts reached around $10,000. 
The steady increase has encouraged the 
managers to believe they have a sum- 
mer run for the house assured. It is 
playing to $1.50 top price. 

Society has taken to the show. In 
that case the "Tik Tok Man" will 
come into some other house. 

It seems almost assured the 
"Dreams" piece will run so far along 
another house will have to be found 
for Oliver Morosco's "Tik Tok Man," 
booked for the Garrick May 18. 

Some remarkable press work has 
driven "When Dreams Come True" into 
a big box office winner. 

"Kiss Me Quick" is a new farce which 
is to be produced next season. The 
piece is by and will be presented un- 
der the management of Mr. Bartholo- 
mae. It is a farce comedy. Arthur 
Aylcsworth is the only one so far en- 
gaged for it. The premiere is set for 
August. The 48th Street theatre, New 
York, will likely catch the attraction. 



"HER FIRST DIVORCE'* LOST. 

Chicago, April 30. 
Laura Hope Crews in "Her First 
Divorce" had a short stay at the Black T 
stone. The show opened a week ago 
Monday and the following Wednesday 
the closing notice was posted for last 
Saturday night. 

"Her First Divorce" has been re- 
writen by Margaret Mayo and will 
have its metropolitan showing at the 
Comedy Monday night next. Laura 
Hope Crews will once more be its star. 
In the cast are Ruth Boucicault, Adora 
Andrews, Julian L'Estrange, Harold 
Russell, Harry Lillford, Allan Pollock, 
Crosby Little. 

RECASTING "GENTLEMAN." 

After the dress rehearsal of "The 
Gentleman From Room 19," Lee Shu- 
bert decided some new people should 
be engaged for the cast. 



THURSTON'S GOOD SEASON. 

The season of Thurston will close in 
or around New York May 24, after 38 
weeks of traveling all over the coun- 
try. 

The season ending has brought re- 
turns one-third better on the average 
than hst season's takings, according to 
the magician. He is at the Grand 
Opera House, Philadelphia, this week, 
playing Paterson next week. The in- 
tervening time until the closing date 
may be filled in at one of two New 
York houses offered, if mutually agree- 
able terms can be reached. 



R. H. Cochrane, of the Universal Picture 



f'harles (Pink) Haves wound un his duties 
a« the man ahead of the Margaret Tlllngton 
show this week. Pink has several offers for 
the summer. 



C. O. H. CO. FRICTION. 

Chicago, April 30. 

Andreas Dippcl has resigned from the 
general managership of the Chicago 
Grand Opera Company. Differences 
between Dippel and Campanini are 
given as the reason. 

Mr. Dippcl will retire at once from 
the opera company. It is rumored 
that Harold F. McCormick is to pur- 
chase $250,000 of stock in the company. 
There are numerous rumors of friction 
among the directors. 



SHOWS WIND UP SEASON. 

Road shows are now winding up 
their regular season and coming into 
New York in ones and twos each week. 
Some have had their time extended un- 
til the first and second weeks in June, 
but the majority will close their routes 
during May. Already many have 
come in and this week and last have 

added a large number to the closing 
list. 

Margaret Illington closes at the 
Grand, Cincinnati, tomorrow night. 
"The Sun Dodgers," "Bought and Paid 
For" (No. 2), "Excuse Me," the John 
Mason show; "The Attack" and "A 
Fool There Was" ended their season in 
Philadelphia last Saturday. The No. 1 
'Bought and Paid For" company closes 
in Philly tomorrow night. "Little 
Women" plays its final performances 
in Washington May 10. "One Day" 
closes May 3 in St. Louis. 

Of the New York Shows, "The Con- 
spiracy" is bulletined to close May 3 at 
the Garrick. "Joseph and His Breth- 
ren" closed its Century theatre engage- 
ment and was followed Monday by the 
Angelini-Gettini Opera Co. 

"The Little Millionaire" closes to- 
morrow night in Shamokin, Pa. It was 
reorganized and recruited recently by 
Cohan & Harris. 

The Neil O'Brien Minstrels, Oscar 
Hodge, manager, closed Saturday 
night in Lebanon, Pa., after a season 
of 38 weeks. Plans have been made 
to resume the season with the same 
troupe next season, opening Aug. 4. 
Evans' Minstrels close May 12 in Bos- 
ton. 

Henry W. Ravage's "Little Boy 
Blue" closes its regular season in 
Montreal. May 17. 

The Montgomery-Stone-Janis show, 
"The Lady of the Slipper," closes May 
17 at the Globe. Fritzi Scheff in her re- 
vival of "Mile. Modiste" may be the 
incoming attraction May 19. 



LEDERER, GEN'L PRESS AGT. 

Chicago, April 30. 
Sam Lederer, for the past few years 
manager of the Olympic, is now the 
general press representative for the 
Kohl & Castle interests in Chicago. 
Ray West, a nephew of Amy Leslie, 
who has been in the box office at the 
Olympic for some time, has been made 
manager of the Olympic. 



4 WEEKS MORE FOR "JONES." 

Chicago, April 30. 

George Cohan and "Broadway Jones" 
are out with their last four weeks' sign 
at the Grand Opera House. The en- 
gagement has been highly successful 
and business under adverse circum- 
stances has held up wonderfully. 

"Stop Thief," another Cohan & Har- 
ris piece, will follow "Broadway Jones" 
at the Grand. 



TWO WEEKS MORE AT FINE ARTS. 

Chicago, April 30. 
Edyth Wynn Matthison's engagement 
at the Fine Arts has been extended two 
weeks. 



REP AT JEFEr.SON. 

Auburn, N. Y., April 30. 
The Jefferson, under management of 
Feiber & Shea, started Monday with a 
rep stock, direction W. J. Rusk. 



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London, April 23. 
Marie and Billy Hart arrived in 
town this week to take part in the Hip 
revue. Room could not be found, how- 
ever, this week for both, and Miss Hart 
is doing one number while Billy is rest- 
ing. Next week the team will do a 
specialty, Miss Hart understudying 
Ethel Levey at the same time. 

Max Hart has engaged Lily Long 
for the States for later in the year. 

A decision was given against the Pal- 
ladium last week in an injunction suit 
brought by a firm next store to that 
house. The store claimed interference 
with their business by Palladium 
queues. 

The Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, 
opened this week with vaudeville 
booked by the Variety Controlling Co. 
"Whato Ragtime" tops the bill for the 
first week. The road show of "Hello 
Ragtime" is also in Edinburgh at the 
Empire. The sudden departure from 
this show by Willie Solar and Elida 
Morris has caused quite some talk 
among the theatrical folk. It may be 
stated Willie Solar had a hard time 
over here until placed in the Hip show, 
London, where his success was mar- 
vellous. Miss Morris, on the other 
hand, was successful in her single be- 
fore going into the Hip provincial 
revue. 

Everhart, the hoop roller, was given 
judgment against Will Collins last 
week for alleged negligence. Mr. Col- 
lins did not notify Everhart of the 
closing of a couple of Stoll halls where 
he had booked the juggler. 



Ml 



'Eightpence a Mile," the new title 
of Alhambra show, is being held from 
the public until a week before the show 
opens. 



"All the Winners," the Empire Re- 
vue now in full swing, demonstrates 
what cannot be done with a show 
mostly composed of American num- 
bers and few odd gags from that side 
of the water. Seymour Hicks has at- 
tempted wonderful things in his career 
on the halls. He has done "Scrooge" 
to good advantage and made a good try 
at "Richard the Third," but this time 
he has entirely forgotten himself, to 
become one end of a double act in rag- 
time numbers. In these numbers he 
is assisted by Vera Maxwell, the Amer- 
ican girl, who seems to have been told 
not to work too hard. The blonde girl 
does nothing more than look charming 
and she does this very well. Late in 
the evening Miss Maxwell shows a bit 
of what she really can do when in a 
dance with Jack Jarrot. The outstand- 
ing feature of the Revue is the wonder- 
ful work of Barry Lupino, both as an 
acrobatic dancer and a comedian. Ida 
Crispi is given singing numbers and 



with rather a weak voice manages to 
get over. Maidie Hope, a pretty Em- 
pire favorite, does wonderfully well 
with what is handed her. Comparing 
the revue with others at present ja Lon- 
don, it doesn't seem a likely draw out- 
side of the Empire regulars. The show 
could have been a good one, but Sey- 
mour Hicks as an American rag singer 
or dancer could not be made possible 
in years. His "kidding" in places is 
funny, but even this at times only tends 
to make the people on the stage laugh. 

At the Hippodrome the revue "Hello 
Ragtime" has been torn to pieces. New 
numbers prevail throughout. The new 
show is going as big as the old one, 
and still drawing capacity business. 
Shirley Kellog has most of the num- 
bers in the new effort, for what reason 
it probably remains to be seen. Using 
an old American song, Miss Kellog 
sings from one of the boxes and does 
audience "kidding" that has been for- 
gotten in the States, but it tears things 
apart with the Hip audience. The 
"Alabam" with a prop train makes .a 
very pretty number, the prop having 
been first used in this country in con- 
nection with this number by "What Ho 
Ragtime" in the Provinces. "Sumurun" 
wa,s done for a couple of nights by 
Ethel Levey, but the results weren't 
as expected and the number has been 
dropped. George Bickle has left the 
show, after doing a piano moving scene 
for two days. Perhaps the biggest 
number is Ethel Levey in "The Ragtime 
Suffragette." Miss Levey remains the 
decided hit, every appearance being 
greeted with outbursts that must make 
that girl feel very happy. Dorothy Mi- 
not is back again with a couple of new 
numbers. Lew Hcarn does nothing 
new and continues his hit doing that. 
Bonita is smothered. The Hip is a 
stayer and will still be going after the 
coming hot summer (alleged only for 
London) is over. 



"Oh, You Million Dollar Producers!" 

That is what one felt like saying half 
way through the revue at the London 
Opera House, "Come Over Here." 
Nothing impresses the audience so 
much in watching this show as the big 
idea of everything. Starting slowly, 
the first climax with the train effect 
was worked up to gradually, with cos- 
tumes, music and dandy workers in the 
chorus, until the train rolled onto the 
stage amid cheering seldom heard in 
a London house. From that time the 
show never slackened, thanks again 
to effects and the chorus. The water 
effect also brought the audience to their 
feet, when the girls disappeared not to 
come up again. There is a small plot 
to the new show, put together no doubt 
with the idea to wind it up with the 
engine and auto effect. But it is the 
quick succession of numbers that makes 
the revue a good attraction. Bessie 
Clifford, though handicapped by a cold, 



got a lot out of her numbers, reviving 
for one the "Yama" from the States 
("Three Twins"). Perle Barti'has the 
voice among the women in the show, 
while Margaret Mudge looks well lead- 
ing numbers. Oscar Schwarz works 
well with Miss Barti. The revue, or 
rather the production (for it does not 
resemble a revue in the least), is given 
in two acts and 12 scenes. The usual 
runway into the audience is used. The 
comedy is the weak spot. Charlie Hart 
(Johnson and Hart) does most of it 
in a Bert Williams way. Hart does 
well enough, but can't hold it up all 
by himself. Arthur Deagon does not 
stir up much laughter with his com- 
edy efforts. The undoubted hits have 
turned out to be Thurston, McCormick 
& Co.'s railroad and motor car chase, 
and Joe Hart's water scene. Another 
feature of the production was the send- 
ing of the chorus through the audience 
onto the stage from the back of the 
house in wonderful creations, just be- 
fore the Cabaret scene at the finish. It 
was here one could secure an idea of 
the money spent on the production. 
The audience was startled at the show- 
ing the girls made in the gowns. Four 
girls were sent through for inspection 
with sable coats to the ground. This 
alone should draw all London. A di- 
verting bit also for an up-to-date rag 
show was Kosloff, producing a Mimo- 
drama on the Sumurun order, with 
Grace Washburn and Oscar Schwarz 
featured. The bit, as well, is wonder- 
fully dressed and produced. Kosloff 
appears for a number "in this himself, 
with Baldina. Clarice Mayne and 
James Tate do their act in "one" after 
the water scene is finished. The co- 
medienne made a big success, but even 
would do better without the imitations. 
The general opinion is that the show 
will get the money. It is said the libra- 
ries have already purchased $25,000 
worth of tickets. All kinds of amounts 
are reported to have been spent on the 
production before opening, one putting 
it at $150,000, but there is no question 
that the cash flowed freely. Wilson 
Mizner revised the book somewhat be- 
fore the revue opened and got his name 
on the program, as an author in col- 
laboration with Max Pemberton. The 
bill of the play said it was produced 
under the general direction of Clifford 
C. Fischer. Fischer started this opera 
house thing and has put it over. He 
has always been aiming for something 
big, and has landed, at last. Fischer 
has good backing in a money way, of 
course, but that was in the promotion, 
also. 



PARIS 

Paris, April 23. 
M. Quinson, director of the Palais 
Royal, has taken over the lease of the 
Apollo, which will remain an operetta 
house during the tenancy of A. 
Franck. M. Roze will act as adminis- 
trator for Quinson, who also has a big 
interest in the Marigny. where Roze 
fills the functions of stage manager. 



The Theatre des Varieties will 
mount a new operetta, "Les Mervcil- 
leuses," next season. It is adapted by 
Paul Fcrrier from V. Sardou's comedy, 
and was given in London five years 
ago. The music is by Hugo Felix. 



Mistinguett has signed an engagement 
of three years at the Varieties. 

The Eldorado will remain open dur- 
ing a part of this coining summer, Leon 
Vailed, the administrator of the house, 
having again assumed that responsibil- 
ity. He will inaugurate his summer 
season early in May. 



Emilc Samuel, director of the Folies 
Bergcre, Brussels, has leased the Paris 
Scala for the summer season, and will 
present his Belgian revue "On va une 
fois rire" May 30. 

The Russian ballet, with Nijinsky 
and Lydia Kyasht, at the Opera, 
Monte Carlo, this week. The "Spec- 
tre of the Rose" is included in 
the program, Mme. Piltz holding the 
role created by Karsavina. The entire 
troupe including Karsavina will sail 
for Buenos Aires in May, for the South 
American tour under the management 
of Cataysson. 

M. Rottemburg is moving to Lon- 
don, where he will join the Paul 
Schultz agency May 5. 

To terminate the present season 
(which ends generally in June) the 
Olympia will mount a summer revue 
by Quinal and H. Moreau, with prob- 
ably Marthe Lenclud as headlines 

The Hippodrome, Antwerp (Belgi- 
um), was totally destroyed by fire on 
April 2. The house had a capacity of 
4,000. 

Marcel Mancey will give a short sea- 
son of Italian operetta at the Theatre 
Rejane, Paris, beginning May 13. 

"Rabouilleuse," the piece by E. 
Fabre, from Balzac's book, created by 
Gemier at the Theatre Antoine, Paris, 
and since played in all parts of the 
world, is to be revived at the Comedie 
Francaise and will in future belong to 
the repertoire of that theatre. 



VEILLER FORGES U. B. O. 

There is at least one individual in 
New York with the temerity to insist 
upon his rights — or rather the enforce- 
ment of a contract made between him 
and the United Booking Offices. He is 
Bayard Veiller, author of "Within the 
Law" and "The Diamond Dinner." 

The latter was produced in vaudeville 
by -Veiller under a positive understand- 
ing the U. B. O. people would give him 
a certain number of weeks for the act. 
Without considering the agreement 
they arbitrarily cancelled the sketch (a 
custom not at all uncommon with 
them), but which few who are beholden 
to them for a livelihood are wont to 
make an issue of. Not so the author of 
"Within the Law." He notified them 
that they must make good their con- 
tract or stand a suit for damages. 
Hence the "revival" of "The Diamond 
Dinner"— not very heavily billed. 



SKETCH IN POLITICS. 

"The Class Struggle", recently pre- 
sented up New England way, has been 
purchased by a prominent Progressive 
politician. It will hereafter be pre- 
sented for the furthering of progress- 
ive propaganda. 



14 



VARIETY 



BILLS NEXT WEEK ( May 5) 

In VaudvriUn Thcatrw, Playing Thrt*) or L#»t Shows Dally 

(All houses open for the week with Monday matinee, when not otherwise Indicated.) 

(Theatres listed as "Orpheum" without any further distinguishing description are on 
the Orpheum Circuit. Theatres with "8-C" following name (usually "Empress") are on the 
Sullivan-Consldlne Circuit) 

Agencies booking the houses are denoted by single name or Initials, such as "Orph." 
Orpheum Circuit— "U. B. O.." United Booking Offices— "W. V. A.," Western Vaudeville 
Managers' Association (Chicago) — "8-C." Sulllran-Consldlne Circuit — "P." Pantages Circuit — 
"Loew." Marcus Loew Circuit— "Inter." Interstate Ctrcult (booking through W. V. A.)— 
•M." James C. Matthews (Chicago)— "Hod." Chaa B. Hodklns (Chicago)— "Craw." O. T. 
Crawford (St. Louis)— "N-N," P. Nlxon-Nlrdllngcr (Philadelphia). "BL," Bert Levey (San 
Francleco). 



2d half 
"The Pool Room" 
Boudlnl Bros 
O'Nell A Walmsley 
Luckle A Toast 
Gordon A Murphy 
Caprice Lewis 



Naw Yark 

HAMMERSTBIN'S 
(ubo) 
V aleak* BuraU 
Elisabeth Murray 
W C Fields 
Bert FlUgibbons 
Alexander A Scott 
Albert Von Tllssr 
Great Howard 1 

Wlllard SImms Co 
Conroy's Divers 
Marsh A Nott 
Earl A Night 

OTH AVE (ubo) 
Kitty Gordon 
Frank Keenan Co 
MelTllle A HIgglns 
Courtenay enters 
Connelly A Denrlch 
McConnell A Simpson 
Leitsel Sisters 
Corelll A Gillette 
Gillette Animals 
Adas Troupe 

COLONIAL (ubo) 
Collins A Forkoa 
Juliet _ A 

Orfords Elephants 
Charlie Case 
Farber Girls 
Van Hoven 
De Lasso Troupe 
MacRae A Clegg 

UNION 8Q (ubo) 
D'Armond A Carter 
Empire Comedy 4 
Billy Swede Hall Co 
Comeron A O'Connor 
Minnie Allan 
Deware Circus 
Walter "James 
Karl Grata 

PALACE (orph) 
Bernhardt Co 
Joe Welch 
Fregoleska 

Harris Boland «* Holts 
Ignatius Ciidosch 
Seldom'* Venus 
McM*hon Diamond AC 

PROCTOR'S 28D 
Winnie Crawford 
"Dancing Dolls" 
McCarty A Major 
Murphy A Coleman 
Maley A Woods 
Sam Harris 
Frank Farmer 

PROCTOR'S 58TH 
Tom Kyle Co 
Fields A Allan 
Cameron Devitt Co 
Gean Graham 
German Models 
Seabert Sisters 

PROCTOR'S 125TH 
John Hymer Co 
Howe A Scott 
Height A Dean 
Belle Myers 
Chas J Nellson 
Hugostlne A Brummer 

AMERICAN (loew 
DeLlsle 

The DeForrests 
Hilda Schnee 
"Girls from Follies" 
Molly Wood Stanford 
Walter Lawrence Co 
Edwards A Thomas 
The Haasmans 
(1 to fill) 

2d half 
Paul Stephens 
Ed A Jack Smith 
Cohen A Toung 
Russler's Dogs 
"Pardoned" 
Brown, Adams A F 
"Maid of Nlcobar" 
Inglls A Redding 
Grey A Peters 

NATIONAL (loew) 
Manny A Roberts 
John R Gordon Co 
Geo A Lily Oarden 
Oaylor A Herron 
Iy^nna Guerney 
Gerard 
(1 to fill) ! 

2d half 
Ferrtanz May Duo I 
Mario A Trevette I 
Macbeth 
Pnrtholomew 
"Self Defense" 
nyan A Early 
Jessica Troupe 



7TH AVE (loew) 
That Kid • 
Francis Ford 
Schrodes A Cbappelle 
Mr A Mrs P Fisher 
Mack A Mayne 
Dennis Bros 

2d half 
Hilda Schnee 
The Macy Models 
Walsh-Lynch A Co 
Saunders A VonKunts 
Roland Trarers Co 
(1 to fill) 

ORBDLBT (loew) 
Winston Duo 
LeRoy A Harvey 
Dunbar A Turner 
"Maid of Nlcobar" 
Frederick A Charles 
Grey A Peters 
(2 to fill) 

2d half 
Maybelle MacDonald 
Jos A Mlna Adelman 
Harry Rose 
"When Women Rule 
Geo A Lily Oarden 
Oreat Reg© 
(2 to All) 

LINCOLN (loew) 
Maybelle McDonald 
Clyde Veaux Co 
Inglls A Redding 
Lew Wells 
Barton A Lor era 
(1 to fill) 

2d half 
Schrodes A Cbappelle 
Leo Beers 

Maurice Freeman Co 
"Night In Chinatown" 
Rosalre A Provost 
(1 to fill) 

AVENUE B (loew) 
Tops Topsy A Spot 
Ed A Jack Smith 
"Self Defense" 
Quaker Girls 
Clifton A Boy ce 
Hills A Wilson 
Adelaide Herman 

2d half 
Frederick A Charles 
The DeForrests 
Carter A Waters 
Whipple A Carls 
Manny A Roberts 
(2 to flell) 
MT MORRIS (loew) 
Layouts A Stone 
Mary Keogh 
Melnotte Twins 
Lawrence A Tanner 
Whiteside A Picks 
Roland Tracers 

2d half 
Ida Rosa 
Francis Ford 
Freeman A Dunham 
Clifton A Boyce 
Bell Boy Trio 
James Byrnes 
YORKVILLE (loew) 
Gold A Lawrence 
Chas Olbbs 
"Houseboat Party" 
Walsh -Lynch Co 
Geo Hall 
Sella Bros 
Melnotte Twins 

2d half 
Edwards A Thomas 
Walter Lawrence Co 
Lew Wells 
DeVelda A Zelda 
DELANCET (loew) 
Brown Adams A F 
Jos A Mlna Adelman 
Lottie Williams Co 
Sam Ash 
Jessica Troupe 
(3 to fill) 

2d half 
Gold A Lawrence 
LeRoy A Harrey 
Dunbar A Turner 
"Houseboat Party" 
Jos K Watson 
Satla Bros 
(2 to (111) 

GRAND (loew) 
I.#e Tong Foo 
Helen Page Co 
Clark A Verdi 
Paul Stephens 
(2 to fill) 

2d half 
Jim Reynolds 



Ahearn's Wheelmen 
LaFrance A McNabb 
Winston Duo 
Dennis Bros 
(1 to fill) 

PLAZA (loew) 
Ida Rosa 
Glenn Ellison 
Jenkins A Covert 
Klein Bros 
(1 to fill) 

2d half) 
Hylands A Farmer 
Helen Page Co 
Darcy A Williams 
Theodore Bamberg 
(1 to All) 



FULTON (loew) 
O'Neill Trio 
Marian Munson Co 
"Night in Chinatown" 
Maurice Freeman Co 
Watson A Flynn 
Rosalre A Prerost 

2d half 
Sam Ash 
Jenkins A Coyert 
Clyde Veauz Co 
Whiteside A Picks 
Barton A Loyera 
(1 to fill) 

8HUBBRT (loew) 
Harry Olbbs Co 
Mario A Treyette 
Wm Lamps Co 
Harry Rose 
Great Rego 
(2 to fill) 

2d half 
Oaylord A Herron 
Leonard A Louie 
Lottie Williams Co 
Dopahue A Stuart 
Stalne's Circus 
(2 to fill) 
COLUMBIA (loew) 
Theodore Bamberg 
Vanderbllt-Howett Co 
Sandherg A Lee 
Lordy's Dogs 
(2 to All) 

2d half 
Bessie's Cockatoos 
Louise Mayo 
Klein Bros 
Vlctorsen Forest Co 
Lee Tong Foo 
Edwards Bros . 

BIJOU (loew) 
Ferdans May Duo 
Macbeth 
Leo Beers 
"Pardoned" 
Cohen A Young 
Leonard A Louie 
(1 to fill) 

2d half 
DeLlsle 
Quaker Girls 
Harry Olbbs Co 
Geo Oaylor 
Wm Lamps Co 
Mack A Mayne 
The Hassmans 

LIBERTY (loew) 
Carter A Waters 
Rossler's Dogs 
(3 to fill) 

2d half 
Vanderbllt-Howatt Co 
Arthur Geary 
Lordy's Dogs 
(2 to fill) 
Asa Arbor* Mich. 
MAJESTIC wva) 
Mabel Harper 
Haylland A Thornton 
Qulnlan A Richards 
Klelne Abe A N 

Atlantic City 

SAVOY (ubo) 
Una Clayton Co 
Tom Dayles Trio 
Mulier A Stanley 
Pauline Moran 
The Sylfonas 
Sutton Mclntyre A S 
Cooper A Robinson 

Baltimore 

VICTORIA (n-n) 
Fred Sanford 
Walker A 111 
Blanche La tell 
Weston School 
Perrys Minstrel 
(1 to fill) 



2d half • 
Blanche Latell 
Nichols A Croix 
Wlnchette Sisters 
Westoa School 
Walker A 111 
Perrys Minstrels 

Battle Creek, Mich. 

BIJOU (wya) 
San Tuccl 

McCormlck A Irving 
Nichols Sisters 
Wills A Haason 
(1 to fill) 

Bay City* Mich. 

BIJOU (wya) 
Paul A Asella 
Lillian Barent 
Zolas 

Tabor A Greens 
Plcchlannl Troupe 

Belwldere, III. 

MAJESTIC (m) 
Wells Owen A G 
Arthur Hahn 

2d half 
Maitone A Maisone 
Haney A Long 

Billing*, Meat. 

(sc) 
(7-8) 
(Same bill as at Miles 
City this Issue.) 



ORPHEUM (losw) 
Gladys Vance 
Harner Wells Co 
Larklns A Pearl 
Parlse 

"In Telegraph Office' 
Danny 81mmons 
Dare A Norwood 
(1 to fill) 

2d half 
Althea Twins 
Edmund Stanley Co 
Helen Wood 
"Hogan's Visit" 
Jones A Grant 
Glendale Troupe 
(2 to fill) 

ST. JAMES (loew) 
Helen Wood 
Edmund Stanley Co 
"Hogan's Vlsir 
Jones A Grant 
Glendale Troupe 
(1 to fill) 

2d half 
Larklns A Pearl 
Paries 

Harner Wells Co 
"In Telegraph Office' 
Danny Simmons 
Dare A Norwood 
Brockton, Maaa. 
CITY (loew) 
Klass A Bernle 
Rita Gould 
Robert H Hodge Co 

2d half 
"Garden of Song" 
Ross A Ash ton 
The Valdos 

Baffalo 

SHEA'S (ubo) 
Katherlne Kidder Co 
"The Lawn Party" 
Henry Lewis 
Brltt Wood 
Roanare A Bronner 
(1 U flit) 

Butte 
EMPRESS (sc) 
Lohse A Sterling 
Fay A Mynn 
Herbert Frank Co 
Creighton Bros 
"Boarding House" 

Calvary, Can. 

EMPIRE (m) 
(Open Thurs Mat) 
Alexander Great 
Willie Zimmerman 
Harry Hoi man Co 
Gladys Splro 
Marks A Rosa 
Klein A Erlanger 
Cedar Ranlda, la. 
MAJESTIC (wya) 
Clarice Vance 
Thurber A Madison 
Three Hedders 
Geo Nagel Co 
Jack Murphy Trio 
Sam Barton 



CaasnaaJa-n. 111. 

WALKER O H (wya) 
Roberts A Veysra 
Murray K Hill 
Harrey DeVora 8 
Frank North Co 

2d half 
"Nobody from Star- 
land" 

Cklengro 

MAJESTIC (orph) 
Edwards Davis Co 
Boganny Troupe 
Gould A Ashlyn 
Georgette 
Bessons Players 
Mile Lucille 
Seelet d West 
Hanlon A Clifton 

PALACE 
McFarland A Mms T 
Robt T Haines Co 
Bert Leyy 
Volant 

Kenny A Piatt 
Jack Hassard 
Von Alstyne A Broa 
Jed A Ethel Dooley 
EMPRESS (sc) 
Halsted St) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Beth Stone 8 
Harry Antrim 
Wlnsch A Poors 
Whipple Houston Co 
Matt Keefe 
"Girl In Vase" 

Cincinnati 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Wills Holt Wakefield 
S Miller Kent Co 
Mr A Mrs J Barry 

Ed Morton 

Martlnettl A Syly'st'r 
Chas Ledegar 
(2 to fill) 

•EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Harry Leander Co 
Hal Merrltt 
Robert Hayes A R 
Grace Cameron 
Lozanno Troupe 
(1 to fill) 

Cleveland 

DUCHESS (sc) 
Max's Circus 
Lew Palmore 
Chas Bowser Co 
Lucana Lucca 
Jack Gardner 
Bernard A Scarth 

Colorado Springs 

(sc) 
(8-10 
(Same bill as at Pu- 
eblo this Issue) 
Dallas 
MAJESTIC (Inter) 
"Flower of Ranch" 
Osahl Troupe 
Lucas A Fields 
Clarke Sisters 
Sterling 

Denver 
EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) * 
McConnell A Austin 
Stone A Wander 
Rita Redfleld 
Halllday A Carlln 
Moore A Young 
Romany Opera Co 

Detroit 

TEMPLI1 (ubo) 

Granville A Plerpont 

Bison City 4 

Buckley's Animals 

Joe Whitehead 

Great Richards 

Brown A Newman 

Ben Beyer A Bro 
BROADWAY (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Dorothy's Playmates 

Manning A Ford 

Sager Mldgley Co 

Mort Sharp 

4 Readings 

.Tas J Corbctt 
Dlxoo. III. 
FAMILY (m) 

Tyler St Clalr Co 

Harry Fetterer 
2d half 

Roland Carter A Col 

Hetty Urma 

Dnhnnn^. In. 
MAJESTIC (wva) 
"The Pool Room" 
Boudlnl Bros 
O'Nell A Walmsley 
Luckle A Yoast 
Gordon A Murphy 
Caprice Lewis 
2d half 
Clarice Vance 



Jack Murphy Trio 
Geo Nagel Co 
GallerlnT 4 
Sam Barton 
3 Headers 

Brie. Pa. 

COLUMBIA (ubo) 

Lee A Perrln 

McKee A Co 

Leo FUller 

"California" 

Lee Hawkins 

Red ford A Winches- 
ter 

(2 to fill) 



_ jnawtllc. lad 
NEW GRAND (wya) 
Falls A Falls 
Pstlts Sisters 
MoCormack A Wallace 
Orpheus Comedy 4 
The Langdons 

24 half 
Chaa A M Dunbar 
Zelays 

Harvey DeVora Trio 
Dlo's Circus 
(1 to fill) 

Fall River. Ns««. 
ACADEMY (loew) 
Althes Twlw 
Saunders A VonKunts 
Louise Mayo 
Ryan A Richfield 

2d half 
Gladyi Vance 
Ryan A Richfield 
(2 to fill) 

PREMIER (loew) 
DeVelda A Zelds 
Chas Bartholomew 

2d half 
Tops Topsy A Spot 
(1 to fill) 

Ft. Wayne. Ind. 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun. Met.) 
Yamsto Japs 
Tyson A Brown 
Chas Burkhart Co 
Katherlne Selsor 
Navassar Girls 

Grand Ranlda. We* 

COLUMBIA (wva) 
Ernest Yerxa 
Valeria Sisters 
Ross Kldt 
Conlln Steele A C 
Mack A Williams 
Nellie Nichols 
Paul Bpadonl 

BJarrlfinwrsr 

ORPHEUM 
Anger A Bernard 
Grace Wilson 
Chas Stine Co 
Harry L Webb 
Glngras Trio 
Travlllo Bros 
(1 to fill) 



LYRIC (loew) 
Byal A Early 
Vlctorsen-Forest Co 
Darcy A Williams 
Stalne's Circus 
(1 to fill) 

2d half 
Molly Wood Stanford 
Sandberg A Lee 
Marian Munson Co 
Chas Glbbs 
4 Konerz Bros 

Jaekaoa. Mich. 

BIJOU (wva) 
Ed Sawyer 
Weston A Young 
Joe Hughes Co 
Roach A McCurdy 
Woods Animals 

Jacksonville 

DUVAL (ubo) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Johnny Wise 
ORPHEUM (Inter) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
"Girl from Vassar" 

Krrmd Cltr. 
EMPRESS (bc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
.lack Ark Co 
Bessie LeCount 
T K Emmett Co 
Sharp A Flatt 
Budd Snyder 
(1 to fill) 

l.ntnv+it+. Tod. 
FAMILY (wva) 
The Mozart 
Thos P Dunn 
Emmett's Dogs 
Gordon A Day 
Sylvester A Vance 

2d half 
John Neff 
Ramsdell Trio 
Parlllo A FabblU 
The Showmars 
Holer A Boggs 
Lna 4.ww#>l*c 
ORPHEUM 
Daisy Jerome 
Chas F Semon 



Saunders Circus 
Harry Leighton Co 
Abbott A Curtis 
Charles Kellogg 
"Opening Night" 

REPUBLIC (bl) 
Reeves Concert Co 
Seymour A Dupree 
DeFur A Girls 
Hasel Polsom 
Mr A Mrs J Chick 
Ed Harrity 

DM PRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
The Waytes 
Agnes Kayne 
Kenny A Hollis 
"Aeroplane Girls" 
Cabaret Trio 
"New Leader" 
PANTAGES (m) 

5 Columbians 
Carlton Darrow Co 

6 Pattersons 
Bert Melburn 
Wolff A Zadella 
Brooks A Lorella 

Merldca, Conn. 

POU'S 
Convert A Jenkins 
Gypsy Countess 
"High Life In Jail" 
(1 to fill) 

2d half 
Dsnclng Kennedys 
Granville A Mack 
Ed Wynns Minstrels 
(1 to fill) 

Miles City. Mont. 

(sc) 

(5-6) 
Elliott A West 
Hugh Herbert Co 
Dolly A Mack 
Thompson's Horses 

Milwaukee 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Savoys Co 
Golden A West 
Geo Richards Co 
Sampson A Douglas 
Colonial Cavaliers 

tflnneanolla 

UNIQUE (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Bennett Sisters 
Joe Barnes 
"Passenger Wreck" 
Palace Quartet 
White's Animals 

Newark 

PROCTOR'S (ubo) 
"Black Birds" 
Ed Wynn Co 
Lletzell Sisters 
Stuart A Keeley 
(Others to fill) 

Newhwrsra. w. Y. 
OPERA HOUSE 
(loew) 
Hylands A Farmer 
Eddie Heron Co 
Bell Boy Trio 
"The Macy Models" 
(1 to fill) 

2d half 
W E Whittle 
Princeton A Yale 
Mary Keogh 
(2 to fill) 

Nfw OrlrawM 
ORPHEUM 
Master Gabriel 
Bendlx Players 
Ida Oday 
Kimberly A Mohr 
Dunedln Troupe 
Rose A Ellis 

HIPPODROME 
Paragon Trio 
Collier A DeWald 
Lamb A Lamb 
Herdon Sisters 
Brlce A Braze 
George A Mack 
Shirley Duo 
New Rorh^tle. N. \ . 

LOEW 
Whipple A Garis 
Bernard A Lloyd 
The SeHeras 

2d half 
Hills A Wilson 
Leon a Guerney 
Eddie Heron Co 

Oakland. Cal. 

PANTAGES (m) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
La Grnrlosa 
DpvII Servant A M 
Diamond A Beatrice 
Donlta A Co 
Grimm A Elliott 
Rlzal A Atlma 

Ores tin 

ORPHEUM 
Palace Girls 
Diamond A Brenen 
Jordon Girls 
Small A Small Sis 
Clara Balernla 



Hyman Meyer 
Peggy Lennle Co 

Philadelphia 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Lillian Russell 
Dr Herman 
Weston A Mae 
Claudius A Scarlet 
Franklyn Ardell C e 
Kaufman BroB 
Ray Conlln 
Blanche Sloan 
Williams A Wolfua 

WILLIAM PBNN 
(ubo) 
De Lesslo 
Kirk A Fogarty 
Hufford A Chain 
Lester Trio 
Prince A Flora 
Trovato 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Ruth Roche F Co 
LeRoy Wilson A Toi 
Watklns A Williams 
Magee A Reess 
Milt Arnsman 

PEOPLES (n-n) 
Braggar Bros 
Sarah Goody 
Thermos Artlkus 
Hickman Broa Co 
4 Popular Boys 
Monkey Cabaret 

2d half 
4 Alberta 
Sumetro 
Ragtime Trio 
Hickman Bros Co 
Monkey Cabaret 
(1 to fill) 

NIXON (n-n) 
Edward's Dogs 
Klass A Bernle 
Ryan A Richfield 
Cotter A Boulden 
Karno Co 
(1 to fill) 

OPERA HOUSE 
(loew) 
4 Konerz Bros 
Freeman A Dunham 
"When Women Rul« 
Donahue A Stuart 
Jos K Watson 
Chas Ahearn Troupe 
(1 to fill 

2d half 
Gerard 

Bernard A Lloyd 
John R Gordon Co 
Watson A Flynn 
"Girls from Follies' 
Clark A Verdi 
Adelaide Herman 

Pontine, Mich. 

HOWARD (wva) 
Shaw A Packard 
Stroud Trio 
Deaves Manikins 
(1 to fill) 

Tort Huron, Mich 

MAJESTIC (wva) 
Budd A Wayne 
Manley A Sterling 
Madame De Mela 
(1 to fill) 

Portland, Ore. 

ORPHEUM 

"Miss 318 
Laddie Cliff 
Margaret Ashton 
Melody Maids 
The Wilsons 
Meehan's Dogs 
Delmar A Delmar 
EMPRESS (so 
Major A Phil Roy 
Slgna 

"Trap Santa Claus" 
Joe Kelsey 
Holmes A Wells 
Boganny Troupe 

PANTAGES (m) 
"Chinatown" 
Bob Albright 
Joe Callahan 
Harland A Rolltson 
Maldie DeLong 
Elsie Kramer Co 

Pueblo, Colo. 

(sc) 

(5-7) 
The Clelrs 
Mamie Fleming 
Sailor Boy 4 
Morrlsey & Hanlon 
Lawrence Crane 
Loja Troupe 

ttockford. 111. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Nellie Bennett Trio 
Al Carleton 
Bertram May Co 
DeMlchelle Bros 
Harry Boutan Co 

2d half 
"Goqd Morn Judge" 

Snrrnmenfo 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Clairmont Bros 

Pla Trio 



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COAST STOCK CIRCUIT. 

San Francisco, April 30. 

Harry W. Bishop, managing direc- 
tor of the Bishop Players at Ye Lib- 
erty theatre, Oakland, is reported to 
have lately organized and incorporated 
a company, and is already selling 
shares, of stock of a concern under- 
stood to be planning to expand things 
in stock theatrical circles here on the 
coast. 

Efforts are to be made to locate 
stock companies in various cities and 
towns wherever playhouses can be 
made available by the sale of shares 
in the company. The venture has the 
complexion of a "wheel" proposition. 

The general policy will be three 
shows a day. Manager Bishop an- 
nounces he is going to give the tab- 
loid thing a tryout next fall at the Lib- 
erty with at least two performances 
a night. 



STOCK 



MELLERS IN NATIONAL. 

The National theatre downtown, 
which has been offering "Yiddish" 
plays, has been leased by the American 
Productions Co., Inc., Jay Packard, 
general manager, and beginning next 
Monday, will offer a series of melo- 
dramas. 

The opening bill will be "Siberia," 
with Earl Talbot and Grace Hopkins 
playing the leads. If the mellers prove 
a success they will keep going indefi- 
nitely. 



ROBERT WARWICK AT COLUMBUS. 

Columbus, April 30. 
J. W. Dusenbury returned from New 
York last week, with the personnel of 

his summer stock company completed. 
The company will be known as the 
Olentangy Stock Company, and will 
open its season at the Southern May 12. 
After playing at the Southern for the 
first two weeks, the company will open 
the Olentangy Park May 26. 

The leading man and woman will be 
Robert Warwick and Thais Magrane. 

Other members of the company are 
Robert Lowe, John Cumberland, Fred- 
erick Forester, Phillip Leigh, Herbert 
Delmore. Harry MacFayden will be 
stage manager; Margaret Dills, Lydia 
Knott, Winifred Kingston and Marion 
Lord complete the company. Percy 
Leach will be director and Gus Schell 
scenic artist. The opening bill will be 
"The Gamblers." 



COLONIAL CO. PLAYING. 

Cleveland, April 30. 
F. Ray Comstock's stock company 
has opened a summer season at the 
Colonial wit}i "The Gamblers," the 
leads being played by May Buckley and 
Jack Halliday. 



GERSTEN RENEWING POLICY. 

Frank Gersten has about decided to 
install a summer stock in his Prospect 
theatre June 9 and has engaged almost 
a full stock roster. Gersten has tried 
stock at the Prospect for two years and 
knows that it is a paying proposition 
with a good company. Next fall Ger- 
sten will book in traveling legits. 



DIANA AT SUBURBAN. 

St. Louis, April 30. 

Diana Storm, who speaks many lan- 
guages, late of "The Passing of the 
Third Floor Back," has been engaged 
as leading woman of the Suburban the- 
atre summer stock, opening May 17 for 
13 weeks. 

Antoinette Rochte will be the other 
principal feminine player here. 



KEITH STOCKS CLOSING. 

The B. F. Keith stock houses in 
Brooklyn are scheduled to close for 
the summer May 17. Mrs. Boyle, who 
has been looking after the managerial 
interests of these companies, has 
worked hard for their success. 

The cream of playing talent from 
the Greenpoint, Gotham and Crescent 
companies will be taken to the Bush- 
wick, Brooklyn where on May 19 a 
summer stock policy will be inaugu- 
rated. It is the Keith plan to keep 
the Bushwick running winter and sum- 
mer. Pop vaudeville is to be resumed 
in the fall. 



THE BON8TELLE CO. 

Toronto, April 30. 
The Bonstelle stock company, with 
Fuller Mellish, Jane Wheatley and Gal- 
wey Herbert, is announced to open here 
May 12. Miss Wheatley (in private life 
Mrs. Herbert) and Mellish have been 
with William Faversham, while Herbert 
closed April 26 with "Excuse Me" in 
Philadelphia. 



OPENING NEW HOUSE. 

Springfield, Mass., April 30, 
The new Broadway theatre, seating 
2,300 was opened Monday night with 
the new local stock company headed 
by Robert Soulle Spencer and Louise 
Randolph, playing "Green Stockings". 
Hundreds were turned away. 



MARRIAGE MYSTERY. 

Brockton, April 30. 

Quite a mystery reigns in the 
Thompson-Wood stock company. It is 
whether or not Virginia C. Milliman 
of the company is married to Harold 
Sturgis. 

Rev. Reuben Kidner, assistant rector 
of Trinity Church, says that he mar- 
ried Harold Sturgis and Virginia C. 
Milliman Sunday shortly after midnight. 
He is certain of this as he was called 
from his bed at that late hour to per- 
form the ceremony. 

Miss Milliman says that she is not 
married, but is certain she has no 
namesake. Sturgis is a Boston news- 
paper man. 



POM'S HARTFORD CO. 

Hartford, April 30. 
Poli's local stock season opens next 
Monday with "The Man from Home." 
The players include Edmund Elton, 
Maud Gilbert, John Westley, Georgic 
Olp, Gilberta Faust, James B. Cun- 
ningham, Frank Monroe, Lavina Shan- 
non, George Storrs Fisher. Frank De- 
roin and George Lask, stage director. 



The Hunter-Bradford Players start 
at Parsons May 19 under William F. 
Stevenson's management. 



QUIETED NOISY STUDENTS. 

Northampton, Mass., April 30. 

Three fresh Amherst students were 

given a "call' by Miss Winslow of the 

company at the Academy of Music, 

when the students tried to break up 

the performance by loud talk and 

throwing peanuts at the actors. 

She stopped the performance and 
read them a lecture. They remained 
in their seats and didn't make a single 
sound after it. During the last act, 
she beckoned to them. They went to 
the stage, apologized for their disturb- 
ance, and the audience cheered. 



STOCK "HONEYMOON EXPRES3." 

Pittsfield, Mass., April 30. 

The new musical comedy stock com- 
pany will start Saturday night at the 
Empire and the opening bill is entitled 
"The Honey-Moon Express." Just 
what relation it has to the Winter Gar- 
den show in New York remains to be 
seen. The titles are the same. 

The William Parke stock company at 
the Colonial, which has been in opera- 
tion since last June, has made a long, 
earnest appeal to the public for its sup- 
port through the newspapers here. 



COMPANY AT MANHATTAN. 

As soon as the long run of "The 
Whip" ends at the Manhattan Opera 
House a new stock company will be 
installed there by Comstock & Gest for 
the summer. A number of stock con- 
tracts have already been signed. 



NO STOCK HERE. 

Chicago, April 30. 

Frank A. P. Gazzolo, president of the 
companies owning and operating the 
Victoria and Imperial theatres, em- 
phatically denies the above houses, 
which have been playing the Stair & 
Havlin traveling attractions, will install 
stock companies now or at any future 
time as long as they remain under 
the present control. 

The dailies have carried stories to 
the effect that stock and various other 
policies would be installed, also men- 
tioning at the same time the Crown 
which formerly played Stair & Havlin 
attractions and which will open in May 
with Jones, Linick & Schaeffer pop 
vaudeville. 



STOCK IN 8D AVENUE. 

Keeney's Third Avenue theatre is go- 
ing to try melodramatic stock. Dan 
Kelly, now in vaudeville, will install a 
new company there about May 20. The 
prices will be 10-20-30. 

The opening bill will be "Charlotte 
Temple." Pop vaudeville will be con- 
tinued at Keeney's house until the new 
stock regime is ushered in. 



STOCK AT PARK. 

Arrangements are being made for a 
summer season of stock at the Park 
theatre (Columbus Circle). According 
to present plans, Carl Hunt will move 
his Warburton theatre stock company 
from Yonkers intact to the Park some 
time in May. 

The Park has been unable to make 
pop vaudeville and pictures pay and 
every effort will be made to make the 
stock proposition a winner. 

Hunt has long been associated with 
Corse Payton's stock enterprises and it 
would not surprise the knowing ones if 
Corse Payton's name were used for the 
Park engagement. 



CHANGE IN LEADING LADY. 

Syracuse, April 30. 

Cecil Kern succeeded Carlotta Doti 
as leading woman of the Weiting stock 
this week. 

It is two and one half years since 
the Weiting Opera House has been 
closed, playing continuously. The 
present stock is getting some money. 
Commencing Monday it will be op- 
posed at Empire by the company 
headed by Ralph Kellers, a big local 
favorite. 



HORNE IN AKRON. 

Akron, O., April 30. 
Home's stock which is playing the 
Lyric, Jamestown, N. Y., closes there 
May 10, and opens an indefinite en- 
gagement at the Colonial May 19. 
The company is headed by W. O. Mc- 
Watters and Louis Price. 



CLOSING AT SPOKANE. 

Spokane, April 30. 
The stock company season at the 
American is to close May 11. Manager 
Milligan states he will reopen in Sep- 
tember. 



Marguerite McNulty In the new Ingenue of 
the American stock, Spokane. 



IN RINGHAMTON. 

Binghamton, N. Y., April 30. 

Jerome Renner, juvenile, and William 
David, leads, former members of the 
Warburton stock, Yonkers, have been 
engaged for the summer*with the Stein- 
ach-Hards^Co. 

The season opened Monday, but Ren- 
ner does not start until next week. 
Sarah Perry is leading woman. 



Gertrude Maltland has been signed by Harry 
Davis for his Pittsburgh Stock Co, opening 
May 12. 

Morris liurr has been engaged to play char- 
acters here with the Poll stork, Springfield, 
Mass., opening Monday. 



Harry K. Hamilton closes with the Interna- 
tional stock at Niagara Falls May 3. Ray- 
mond Capp has Just been signed to play char- 
acters with the local stock company. 



The Emma Bunting stock company in In 
rehearsal this week preparatory to opening 
next Monday at the Lyric. Memphis, under Kd. 
Schiller s direction. 

When the Wllmer A Vincent stock company 
reopened Its regular stock season in trtlca last 
week In "A drain of Dust" a bi K audience 
waxed enthusiastic over the company Robert 
llyman received an ovation, this hclnn hiu 
second season In Utlca. 



Jay Packard produced "The Curse of Drink" 
at bis Academy stock theatre In Jersey City 
Monday night. With the thermono heralding 
the coming of Btraw hats, Jay took over his 
own snow storm. He carried It over In a 
grain sack as snow and Ice are at a premium 
In J. C. 



Kmma Campbell has arranged for her re- 
lease from the Oreenpolnt stock, \«. w York 
so that she can take up her contract with the 
local Poll stock at Mrldgeport opening next 
Monday. 

Howard Wall, character man. Poll's hi... k 
Worcester, has been en^a^d for George Sum 
mers Mountain Park Theatre Co W hl< ii op.- 
at Hamilton, Ont., May 15) 



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VARIETY 



NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation, First Appearance 

or Reappearance In or Around 

New York 



Valeska Suratt, Hammerstein's. 
Adas Troupe, Fifth Ave. 
Sarah Bernhardt and Co., Palace. 
Ignatius Cardosch, Palace. 



Nance O'Neil and Co. (2). 

"The Worth of a Man" (Dramatic). 

21 Mins.; Interior. 

Fifth Avenue. 

Nance O'Neil undoubtedly has a fol- 
lowing of legitimate theatregoers, many 
of whom will go to a vaudeville theatre 
or other place of amusement to see her 
in anything she may have to offer. 
These folks will enjoy to the full the 
seasoned art of this admirable actress. 
But for general vaudeville assimilation 
"The Worth of a Man" hasn't sufficient 
popular appeal. It's ending is unsatis- 
factory, the story too psychic, and 
there is a total absence of "dynamics" 
in the acting, which is a thing so dear 
to the general vaudeville patron. It's 
» gloomy affair at best, without a single 
comedy line or situation, built on a 
premise so faulty as to lay itself wide 
open to ridicule. Husband, always un- 
lucky, out of work, joining a gang of 
housebreakers, is caught and sentenced 
co two years. Wife goes to workhouse, 
vhere a child is born. Husband's 
frien.! takes her out of the workhouse 
(the scene is laid in England), and she 
lives with him during husband's incar- 
ceration. Husband's child has died and 
another is born to her and her lover. 
Scene opens on day before husband is 
to be released. Husband's friend de- 
cides to go away and leave wife to her 
legitimate mate. He leaves a note in 
which he has insured his life for $50, 
so that they may have a start in life; 
arranges with wife to say the living 
child is the offspring of the legal union. 
Husband returns unexpectedly a day 
before his time, accuses wife of having 
been unlrue to him; she denies; word is 
brought that friend was killed at rail- 
road ctossing "by accident"; husband 
now partially convinced that all was 
clean, but is totally bewildered; wife 
staggers to door (through which moon- 
light — or was it sunlight?) streams, 
standing with a Nazimova pose and ut- 
tering a moan of agony, as curtain 
descends. As a piece of fine emotional 
aciing on the part of Miss O'Neil it is 
well worth witnessing. But when one 
tries to analyze the story it won't stand. 
The two men were played by Frank 
Stirling and Stanley Dark, both excel- 
lent. Jolo. 



"At the Seashore." (11). 
Tabloid and Diving. 
20 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 
23d Street. 

An elaboration of" the former diving 
act of Mermaida. She has surrounded 
herself with eight girls, a juvenile and 
a comedian made up as a woman. A 
little plot is built around a couple of 
songs and dances; Mermaida docs her 
specialty, several of the girls due and 
the comedian eventually lands in the 
tank for comedy. The effort deserves 
commendation as an attempt to produce 
a novelty. It is a pretentious looking 
turn. Jolo. 



Ethel Barry more and Co. (4). 

"Miss Civilisation" (Dramatic). 

27 Mins.; Three (Interior; Special). 

Palace. 

"Miss Civilization" is by Richard 

Harding Davis, and was published in 

Collier's several years ago, written in 
stage form so that anyone might seize 
upon it for dramatic presentation. The 
skit may have been attempted by 
amateur dramatic societies, but at the 
Palace is the first of the professional 
attempts. The story looks and reads 
better in print. It's a crook sketch with 
three house burglars being rounded up 
on a big night by a young woman who 
detains them unsuspectingly until a 
trainload of officers and railway hands 
arrives. The young woman was effec- 
tively played by Miss Barrymore, but 
the role gives her few opportunities. 
The robbers were David Torrence, 
William Horan and Frank McCoy. 
They were not as convincing as one 
would expect. There arc some humor- 
ous lines, with the men handling most. 
The closing situation of the train crew 
taking the robbers was done in an ama- 
teurish way, and the supes showed up 
rather tamely. "Miss Civilization" is a 
weak vehicle for Miss Barrymore. She 
was kindly received because she is 
popular. Mark. 



Edna Munsey. 

Songs. 

12 Mins.; One. 

Fifth Avenue. 

A pretty woman with a prima donna 
voice and changes of costume.. Sings 
ballads. The full effect of the voice 
is disclosed in the last number, made up 
of refrains from "The Sunshine Girl," 
"Spring Maid" and "Oh, Oh, Delphine." 
Miss Munsey hasn't yet familiarized 
herself with the vaudeville trick of 
"rhapsodizing," and, besides, there is 
too much sameness about the numbers. 
Minus reputation or notoriety, there will 
be no crying demand for her services 
in vaudeville. Jolo. 



Forrest Huff and Fritzi von Busing. 

Songs. 

16 Mins.; One. 

Palace. 

Mr. Huff and Miss von Busing can 
sing. But the Huff-von Busing voices 
are better suited to the concert stage 
than to vaudeville. Their act is not 
right to turn the "two a day" trick. 

Mark. 



Florence Thorpe. 

Songs. 

8 Mins.; One. 

Union Square. 

Florence Thorpe has a sweet so- 
prano voice of high range. It has no 
great volume; yet she handles herself 
like an experienced concert singer. 
For vaudeville it all depends on her 
audience. At the Union Square the 
folks took kindly to her and received 
her solos with much applause. Miss 
Thorpe looks like a "sweet girl gradu- 
ate," her white dress, frizzed hair, etc., 
bearing out the statement. With a 
few more engagements Miss Thorpe 
will show vast improvement in more 
ways than one. If Miss Thorpe fails 
to receive consecutive bookings in the 
big houses, she should not despise any 
small time engagements. Mark. 



Vinie Daly. 

Prima Donna and Dancing. 

12 Mins.; One. 

Colonial. 

Vinie Daly is with as again, after 
an extended absence in Europe, whith- 
er she journeyed to perfect herself in 
vocalizing. She has undoubtedly suc- 
ceeded in this respect. After a light 
operatic number, Miss Daly changed 
her costume to that of the Sicilian 
peasant girl and sang and acted San- 
tuzza's aria from "Cavalleria Rusti- 
cana," known to those versed in things 
musical as "Voi lo sapete." It is the 
plea of the grief-stricken peasant girl 
for the return of her lover who has 
become infatuated with another wom- 
an. Miss Daly sang and acted this 
in Italian, which, of course, meant 
nothing to her audience. Then her 
musical director, clothed in a black 
velvet smoking coat and the spotlight, 
faced the audience and gave an ex- 
cellent violin solo in order to permit 
his employer to change to a dancing 
costume, consisting of a spangled gown 
sheathed almost to the thigh. In this 
Miss Daly sang a verse leading up to 
a Spanish dance, and followed it with 
another verse preliminary to some 
unique ragging steps and evolutions. 
The terpsichorean finish to Miss 
Daly's turn is the only thing the aver- 
age vaudeville audience will be inter- 
ested in. Prima donna solos, except- 
ing by women of great operatic or 
musical comedy repute, have no place 
in vaudeville. Jolo. 



Homer Miles and Co. (3). 

"On the Edge of Things." 

18 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

Colonial. 

In his latest vaudeville offering, 
Homer Miles has made a deliberate 
— though perhaps unintentional — at- 
tempt to produce an act designed for 
the big small time — the better class of 
three-a-day houses. Surrounded by a 
most unique setting (the roof of a 
New York City apartment house) 
there is the story of an innocent young 
girl about to elope with a young 
man. Said man is married and has a 
baby. Wife and child are not known 
to the girl until man is exposed by 
the janitor, who frustrates the elope- 
ment without the wife becoming 
apprised of the entire affair. The 
married villain is foiled by the big- 
hearted janitor. To make it even 
more certain of conventionalism, there 
is a "gun play" by the heavy and, of 
course, the janitor twists the villain's 
wrist. Miles has the role of the jani- 
tor, and in addition to it being the 
star part, with all the heroics, it has 
all the bright lines. Everybody feeds 
him, stuffs him — yes, gorges him with 
cues for his "fat" comedy answers, 
which comprise the humor and phil- 
osophy of an idealized janitor. The 
villain, the innocent girl, nor the wife 
are likely to receive any immediate 
pleas on the part of managers to go 
starring in Shakespearean repertoire. 
Program credits Miles with the author- 
ship and Tom Harry with stage man- 
agement. No mention is made of the 
scenic artist, the only one entitled to 
any credit Jolo. 



NEW SBOWS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Pre— ntation of Legitimate 
Attraction* In New York 
Theatres 



"Her First Divorce" (Laura Hope 
Crews) — Comedy (May 5). 

Roland Weat Co. (4). 
"When Women Rule" (Satire). 
14 Mine.; Four (Parlor). 
American. 

Ned Joyce Heaney, whoever he is, 
wrote "When Women Rule." The time 
is set for 2013. There are two women 
and two men in the skit. The comedy 
is broad, made so by the two "nances" 
who assume the roles calling for men 
as effeminate creatures one hundred 
years hence. Hence also it's funny .to 
some and disgusting to others, but the 
comedy is broad and the act has been 
built for the small time. If the small 
time knew that it might grow angry, 
for the Hoffmann show chorus over- 
looked these two young fellers while 
at the Winter Garden. The Hoffmann 
show overlooked very few others 
along Broadway, much to the delight 
of "Mother," "Beauty," "Lillian" and 
several others who are still living with 
that show. Sime. 



Austin Webb and Co. (2). 
"My Friend" (Dramatic). 
15 Mine.; Four (Interior). 
Union Square. 

Austin Webb is the whole works in 
this newest of dramatic skits. "My 
Friend" tells an old story in new stage 
form. Louise Marshall does excellent 
work as the wife. Wilmer Dame has 
little to do as the friend, and it's just 
as well. The Union Square audience 
liked the act and sat perfectly quiet 
until a blundering usher seated two 
people down front. Mark. 



Sylvia. 

Statue Poses. 

8 Mine.; Four (Black Curtain). 

Union Square. 

Sylvia hits the "two-a-day" trail 
very late with her statuary posing. 
She offers some new ones, but the 
still work in white has been done too 
frequently hereabouts for Miss Sylvia 
to pocket any new laurels. Sylvia 
would very likely do far better were 
she to tour the pop circuits. Mark. 



"Marty Hogan's Win" (9). 
Dramatic. 

20 Mins.; One (10); Full Stage; Spe- 
cial; Interior (10). 
Union Square. 

If "Marty Hogan's Win" in its pres- 
ent construction had reached the stage 
some years ago, it would have created 
a sensation in vaudeville. As numer- 
ous prize-fight romances have been en- 
acted on the boards and in the movies, 
there's not much left for "Marty" to 
pack away. The finish should help it 
attain moderate success, though the 
piece itself should go over nicely on 
the road circuits. The act will acquire 
its biggest returns in the west. Nick 
Santoro and Benny Yanger are in the 
act. Mark. 






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Catherine Calvert and Co. 
"To Save One Girl" (Dramatic). 
30 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Chicago Opera House, Chicago. 

It is all about a young reformer who 
will not sign a certain bill. Three bull- 
dozing politicians say he must. The 
young man called John Glen (Jerome 
Patrick) is obdurate. The clergy is 
backing him. A bishop drops into the 
hotel, and takes a room next to the 
young man. They have coffee together 
and the bishop retires to his room. The 
young politician calls for the public 
stenographer. He wants to dictate a 
letter to his mother. He dictates it be- 
cause he is "so tired." He likes the 
stenographer. The longer she remains, 
the better he likes her. As she leaves 
the room he loves her. Enter the three 
politicians, regulation stage politicians. 
They want the young man to sign the 
bill. He says he will not. Much crim- 
ination and recrimination. Young man 
leaves room, says he will be back in ten 
minutes. Telephone rings. Stenogra- 
pher is calling to see if young politician 
will come to sign letter. Bright idea 
on the part of the big politician. Di- 
vulges it to the gang. They agree. Call 
stenographer to the room, and tell her 
young politician wants her to take a let- 
ter. She is to go into the room next to 
him and wait. At the proper time she 
is to enter and take her place at a little 
desk near the door. She enters the 
other room. The three go out. Enters 
the young man, yawns, takes off coat 
and vest and lies down on one of the 
beds in the room. Soon the girl enters 
and takes her place at the desk. Ter- 
rific bombardment at the door. The 
house detective is there. He insists on 
admittance, and when he comes in and 
luins on the light there is the girl. 
House detective grows very nasty. 
Then the three politicians come in and 
there is a big scene. Young politician 
fights. He is quelled. He gets two 
guns out of a dresser, but is overpow- 
ered. Then they tell him he must sign 
the bill or ruin a young girl. Girl 
pleads with him not to ruin her whole 
life. He will not sign the bill. Finally 
the two are handcuffed together, and 
are about to be dragged away to prison. 
Then the hero turns to the stenog- 
rapher (Miss Cavert) and asks: "Do 
you trust me?" She replies that she 
does, looking him square in the eyes. 
Then the hero turns and shouts: 
"Bishop, bishop!" The door opens and 
in comes the clergyman with his coat 
half on. He is asked to marry the two, 
handcuffed together as they are. One 
of the politicians shouts they have no 
l'cciise. The bishop answers one is not 
needed under the circumstances, and 
starts in on the marriage ceremony. 
The three politicians slink away and 
the curtain descends. That is about 
the way it goes. Paul Armstrong 
wrote it, and it was played for the first 
time on any stage at the Chicago Opera 
House afternoon April 25, after the spe- 
cial matinee given in honor of George 
M. Cohan, by Helen Ware and her 
ompany playing in "The Escape." The 
house was full. It was a gala occasion. 
Emotion was rampant, and the sketch, 
as a matter of course, went over big. 
It is too long, for one thing, and a bit 
too talky for another. It has consider- 
able grip, however, and if made a bit 
mc re compact, may make a good vivid 
sketch. Reed. 



Chief Caupolican. 
Songs and Monolog. 
17 Mins.; One. 
Fifth Avenue. 

"Chief Caupolican" is William C. 
Weeden, the musical comedy and comic 
opera tenor. It was a clever concep- 
tion to have him dressed and made up 
as an Indian chief capable of classical 
civilized vocalization and interspersing 
his ballads with a humorous monolog 
in defense of the Indian race and other 
topics. Everything was fine. His 
naturally thick features readily lent 
themselves to the redskin make-up, and 
the audience was with him, delighted at 
his "talk" and enthusiastic over the 
remarkable voice emanating from the 
mouth of "a savage." It was a really 
clever "bunk," backed by talent and 
well put over. Then Weeden had to 
spoil it all by removing his chieftain 
clothes and appearing in immaculate 
evening dress and silk hat and render- 
ing another number. To still further 
emphasize the fact he had fooled the 
audience, he once more responded with 
"The Palms" in French. Eleven or 
twelve minutes of the Indian stuff, 
keeping his identity carefully concealed, 
and zealously press-agented, "Chief 
Caupolican" might readily have built 
himself up. It was a pity to have upset 
the apple-cart after loading it so care- 
fully. Jolo. 



Leroy, Wilson and Tom. 

Acrobatics. 

8 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Union Square. 

This happy knockabout trio of stage 
acrobats will do. On fourth at the 
Union Square they went through their 
rough and tumble routine with big 
laughing results. Some of the old 
acrobatic routine with table and chairs 
is used, and the Bert Melrose rocking 
trick is also there. Mark. 



Miss Agnese and Irish Colleens. 
Native Songs and Dances. 

The "Five Real Irish Colleens" are 
under the personal direction of Miss 
Agnese, who sings, cavorts around the 
stage with her proteges and makes an 
announcement about their genuinity 
which can be heard but a few rows 
from the stage. The girls rely on an 
Irish audience to carry them along. 
Otherwise they haven't much of a 
chance. Mark. 



Chester and Chester. 

Rural Skit. 

15 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

23d Street. 

Man playing the conventional rural 
constable, and woman as actress. The 
couple made no effort to characterize 
or to put over their gags, merely deliv- 
ered lines mechanically. Turn in the 
rear division. Jolo. 



Taylor and Brown. 

Songs and Crossfire. 

15 Mins.; One (Special Drop). 

23d Street. 

"Brown" is Clara Wieland, who used 
the name "Mary Ann Brown" a few 
years ago and worked as a single. She 
still uses a portion of the act then 
framed for her. Taylor is a good feed- 
er for her and puts over a comedy song 
in good shape. But the routine is for 
the big small circuits. Jolo. 



Joseph Herbert, Jr., and Lillian Gold- 
smith. 
Dances. 

15 Mins.; 10 (One), 5 (Full Stage; Spe- 
cial; Exterior). 
Union Square. 

It's a peculiar dancing act which 
Joseph Herbert, Jr., and Lillian Gold- 
smith offer. They open like the regu- 
lation "song and dance" teams in 
"one" and then close with a classic 
terp.«ichorean number, entitled "The 
Dance of the Siren." While the sing- 
ing is a second consideration, one will 
readily admit the pair can dance grace- 
fully and effectively. Miss Goldsmith 
is particularly supple and shows hard 
practice. In the "Siren" number Miss 
Goldsmith arises mermaidlike from the 
sea to greet the tattered and torn 
youth along the rock shore, and the 
two execute a classic around the stage 
which was well received. Joseph, 
Junior, and Miss Goldsmith are ex- 
pertly clever enough with their feet 
to hold down an early position. Mark. 



Leander and Mack. 
Comedy Acrobats. 
8 Mins.; One. 
23d Street 

Two men in police uniforms, one 
straight, other as red-nosed comic. Do 
hand-to-hand, hand balancing, etc., and 
slapstick comedy. One uses the Buster 
Keaton "let go" door stunt. Good 
tumblers, ordinary comics. Jolo. 



SPORTS 

The Pathc Freres ball tosscrs wal- 
loped the Kinemacolor team April 26 at 
Whitestonc, L. I., by a score of 12-5. 
The Pathe boys stung the ball on the 
nose for 12 hits and did superb field 
work, barring three errors. The "Color 
Film" lads made five hits and chalked 
up six bobbles on the diamond. The 
Pathc nine, which won the studio 
championship of picturedom last sea- 
son, is ready to meet any and all teams 
organized by theatrical and movie com- 
panies. 

The Wadsworth Players have organ- 
ized a baseball team, with Paul Schwa- 
ger, captain. The first game, April 23, 
against a team of musicians and stage 
employes was won by the W. P. team 
by a score of 27 to 7. The Wadsworth 
boys are going after other challenges. 

William Muller, of the John Cort 
Offices, has signed with the Borden- 
town semi-pro team of Jersey City 
which plays Saturdays and Sundays. 
He will twirl his first game next Sab- 
bath against the Park Views of New- 
ark . 

New Orleans, April 30. 
"Dummy" Taylor, formerly a pitch- 
er of the Giants, joined the local 
Southern League team Sunday. 



Sisters Kingston. 
Songs and Dances. 
8 Mins.; One. 

The Kingston girls look and work 
well, but their act is constructed for 
pop circuits. The girls use two 
"ghosty" numbers in succession. The 
song routine needs attention. Mark. 



Dilks and Wade. 
Blackface Comedians, 
16 Mins.; One. 
23d Street. 

Two old-style blackface performers, 
one with banjo, other playing violin. 
The team is probably contemporaneous 
with the late Billy Carter. In pop time 
they will undoubtedly continue to 
score. Jolo. 



WITHIN THE LAW. 

Jerome Rosenberg's new English cut 
suit. 

Cecil Owen using hair restorer. 

Flood benefits. 

Earl Talbot leading in stock. 

Edna May Spooner returning to 
stock. 

Jim Clancy rocking the baby. 

Making a wireless station out of the 
Palace. 

Doc Stciner wearing his hat at halt 
mast. 

"Don," the Talking Dog, barking at 
the talking pictures. 

Major Doyle playing pool. 

Dexter Fellows using foot ease. 

Forrest Young renting an office of 
his own. 

Frank Payne shedding his grouch. 



Winston Duo. 

Songs. 

14 Mins.; One. 

American. 

The Winston Duo sing. One of their 
songs was "When You Were Sweet 
Sixteen." Another came from "11 Tro- 
vatorc." Old Trovy has been sick for 
a long time, but they haven't killed it 
yet on the small time. There's hope 
for that, although there is none for 
the Winston Duo ever leaving the small 
for the big time. And in our set when 
taking a bow, the man does not pre- 
cede the woman in making an exit. 

JSime. 



Gold and Lawrence. 

Songs. 

7 Mins.; One. 

American. 

Gold and Lawrence are young 
enough to he still going to school. If 
their parent* need the ns.mey that may 
he a reason for these boys trying to 
make an act of themselves. There 
could be none other. Sime. 



TAB AT KEITH'S NATIONAL. 

Boston, April 30. 
A radical change was made suddenly 
Monday at the National (Keith's) when 
vaudeville was dropped for the sum- 
mer and the lirst of the tabloid Cohan 
& Harris pieces put on. "It Happened 
in New York" is the first. An aero- 
plane number with a catchy aviation 
song at the linisli of the piece was a 

distinct hit. The machine floated over 
the heads of the audience with a pretty 
girl for the operator. 

In the cast are John K. and George 
( soi man in the leading parts, Charles 
H. Saunders, William Ford, John E. 
i'ettingill, Gene Temple, Lctty Grovcr, 
Marion George, Minuet te Goodwin. A 
chorus of girls made up the rest. 

It is planned to make a weekly 
change of hill dining t lie summer sea- 
son. I'mdiK ■; i. .lis to follow are "The 
Yankee I'lime," "The ( i< »verin»r'.i Son." 
"Little Johnny lone-." "hOrtv t:\t 
Minutes from I'm < >ad\v;i v " 



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VARIETY 



HAMMERSTMN'S. 

(Estimated Cott of Show, $5,500.) 

Hammerstcin's filled up slowly Mon- 
day evening. Kitty Gordon, the head- 
line, drew them in almost up to the 
moment of her turn, when near capac- 
ity was registered. "The Georgia Mag- 
net," Annie Abbott, was on the pro- 
gram, but the "Magnet" part did not 
seem to take hold. Which Annie Ab- 
bott this one is nobody appeared to 
know, but she went through the usual 
dime museum routine, causing some 
laughter with the mob of men on the 
stage, including many capers who made 
themselves more or less funny and ob- 
noxious. "The "Magnet" act gets in 
the class with the "Hypnotic" turns. 
This Miss Abbott incessantly talks, 
saying nothing particularly interesting, 
in a voice that is far from magnetic 
also. The last time an Annie Abbott 
appeared in New York was at Tony 
Pastor's. Whereas an act of this sort 
should make an audience discuss it, 
the Abbott turn is framed to make 



them laugh momentarily and then im- 
mediately forget it. 

Miss Gordon spread her act all over 
the stage and theatre. She had a plant 
in an upper box, a violinist just below 
in another, and an orchestra leader, be- 
sides a couple of assistants who han- 
dled the draperies. In the full stage set 
were two large armchairs, engraved 
with a big "G," and surmounted by a 
crest. Miss Gordon sat in one chair to 
sing a number. Perhaps the audience 
made her tired. It was 50-50 anyway. 
She sang three songs from "The En- 
chantress" and wore one blue dress, 
and a little dandy gown it was, but not 
over becoming to the English lady with 
the light brown hair. Miss Gordon 
drew the business, though. As that is 
what Mr. Hammerstein paid her $1,500 
for, she fulfilled her contract, but it's 
fortunate Kitty had not agreed to give 
a regular act and likewise Ihe female 
plant was there to show what a regular 
voice sounded like. 

The hit of the show was Violinsky at 
the piano. He has added another new 
piano bit to the "moving picture show 
player." The latest is the pianist in a 
dump at 4 in the morning. This re- 
ceived a big laugh as well. The Three 
Hickey Brothers in comedy acrobatic 
were another laughing success. There 
is a quaint comedian in the turn who 
works easily, is made up funnily and 
gets over. The two acrobatic boys 
are very neat tumblers. 

After Miss Gordon James J. Morton 
came along, with a new line of "nut" 
talk and songs. Jim started the "nut 
stuff" and from the way he was re- 
ceived at Hammerstein's it looks as 
though he would still be around when 
most of the other "nuts" have gone 
back to work. Tom Dingle and the 
Esmeralda Sisters opened after inter- 
mission. The three-act will have to 
drop some of the "single" work, and 
sooner or later Dingle will discover he 
must go back to blackface. 

A couple of opening turns appeared 
before Albert G. Cutler, who did fancy 
'.shooting on a billiard table, reflected in 
a large niirror. Mr. Cutler makes some 
extraordinary shots, but stands them 
- off by talking too much. La Tetite 
Mignon illustrated how easy it was at 
one time .to give imitations and got 
away with them. She imitated Tren- 



UNION SQUARE. 

Business on the bum. Seems no 
chance of the Union Square ever re- 
storing itself to "big time" grace with 
the real boxoffice rattle. Manager Rog- 
ers has made a game fight against 
losing odds. Eor the money available 
for this house his bills have stacked 
up pretty well with those offered at 
the other Keith houses where more has 
been invested in the weekly entertain- 
ments. 

It was almost a "try out bill" this 
week. New acts of every description 
were shown. Some received their first 
stage baptism. Others have been play- 
ing smaller leagues. Anyway, all put 

together, it was not a bad little show. 
It ran to the song thing and dramatic 
sketches, but the way the audience 
laughed and applauded Tuesday night 
appeared to satisfy the wise ones that 
somebody was appreciating their money 
exenditure. 

The Union Square seems to be slip- 
ping hands and feet, and it looks as 
though the picture policy will shortly 
be resumed there for the summer. 

Of the old reliables there were 
George Whiting and Sadie Burt and 
Pat Rboney and Marion Bent. They 
trotted around the other acts just like 
professional ball players show up the 
town lotters. 

Sylvia, who opened, Joseph Herbert, 
Jr., and Lillian Goldsmith, "No. 2," 
Florence Thorpe, third, Lercy, Wilson 
and Tom, "No. 5," Austin Webb and 
Co., "No. 6," and "Marty Hogan's 
Win" Co., closing the show, are under 
New Acts. 

Franklyn Ardell and Co., "No. 8," 
offered their absurdity entitled "The 
Suffragette," F. A. pulled some "blue" 
ones, but the act was enjoyed. The 
skit, which brings about a lot of horse- 
play between a man and his wife, both 
running for the mayorship, is drawn 
out too far and could be advantageously 
chopped. Ardell might carry out the 
quiet, jagged candidate "bit" all the 
way and thereby give him the excuse 
for his comedy laugh and the personal 
kidding. Otherwise no one would ex- 
pect such language from a candidate 
for mayor. 

After Marty Hogan had licked Young 
Casey, the talking-pictures came on and 
licked the audience. In other Keith 
houses only the first reel was shown, 
but down at the U. S. the second was 
flashed to give the operator a little 
exercise. It's working a hardship on 
the ushers to keep them looking at the 
talkies. Mark.- 



W. W. Randall, who had a theatri- 
cal routing office in New York before 
the days of K. & E., is back on Broad- 
way selling pictures theatres. 

tini singing in "The Fire Fly." They 
say Trentini is some little 6inger, but 
La Petite perhaps had not heard about 
that. E. Frederick Hawley and Co. 
repeated "The Bandit." It wears so 
well Mr. Hawley probably won't be per- 
mitted to do anything else while re- 
maining in vaudeville. Murphy, Nich- 
ols and Co., McKay and Cantwell, and 
"The Girl of the Golden Gate," a swim- 
mer, filled out the show. Sime. 



PALACE. 

(Estimated Cost of Show, $6,900.) 

The Palace is spending some extra 

dimes this week but the investment 

looked safe Monday night. The big 

feature of course is Ethel Barrymore 
(New Acts) playing a new act, "Miss 

Civilization." In addition to Miss 
Barrymore there was another attrac- 
tion for the women in . the person of 
Bessie Clayton with dancing (Miss Clay- 
ton was "No. 5"). Then another vaude- 
ville card was Nat Wills, on next to 
closing. If the Palace with such an 
array does not do any business this 
week at $1, Martin Beck had better con- 
clude it isn't worth while. 

And the talking pictures were there. 
They can rightfully be called the 
"walking pictures," as they now empty 
a house quicker than an alarm of fire. 
They were at the close of the Palace 
show and. away went Mr. and Mrs. 
Audience. 

Martha and Sisters opened. Miss 
Martha wore a pair of tights that could 
have been heard a block away. The 
two women with Miss Martha sing now 
and then to make the tricks on the 
trapeze seem harder. J. Francis Dooley 
followed and for a time thought he 
was conducting a sightseeing party over 
the ice-capped ridges of Mount Blanc. 
Dooley and Miss Sales worked all the 
harder and finally thawed out some. 

Slivers and his baseball pantomime 
were "No. 3." The male part of the 
audience now took laughing notice. 
Slivers has made a few changes and 
draws out the finish along an almost 
pathetic nature. Forrest Huff and 
Fritzi von Busing (New Acts) were 
followed by Miss Clayton and girls 
just before intermission. The operatic 
singers changed places with the Court- 
ney Sisters in the original billing. The 
Courtneys, thanks to the bigger girl's 
facial contortions and deep voice, placed 
them in big favor. Miss Barrymore 
came on after the Courtneys, and then 
Nat Wills appeared before the Four 
Bards concluded the evening's enter- 
tainment. Mark. 



NEW YORK. 

It was a slam up, jamful audience which 
whisked a lot of loose change Into the New 
York bozofflce last Friday night. The "draw" 
was due to a previous announcement that a 
"Cabaret song plugging contest" would take 
place in connection with the regular bill and 
that Stella Mayhew, Irving Berlin and an- 
other song publisher would be the Judges. 
The contest was an uninteresting affair. 

The bill didn't start anything until It was 
almost over and then the Bell Boy Trio 
scored the biggest hit of any of the acts. 
They were next to closing and found the 
audience easy. 

It was a long show and started early. 
Around 8.15 a Klnemacolor picture was on, 
"A Shattered Ideal." and It was followed by 
Miss Agnese and her five Irish Colleens (New 
Acts). James Reynolds did well with his 
songs and stories. He had several old boys 
which went bigger than his newer material. 
Reynolds fills in acceptably on a pop bill. 

Al Libby was on too early but scored with 
his bicycle riding. The Sisters Kingston 
(New Acts) were followed by Hallen and 
Fuller, in one of their amusing skits. 

The Madcap Trio closed the show. The 
girls have nothing new In their former 
routine but got over nicely. An announcer 
paved the way for the "extra attraction." 
It must have been a busy night elsewhere 
for the song pluggers. Only two regulars 
showed for the contest. Mark. 



Marty Shea paid $250 for a couple 
of "shock absorbers" on his motor 
car. They worked all right from the 
start. Last Saturday when Dick 
Kearney told Marty the bill at Orange 
for this week had not been made up, 
Shea replied: "What are you worry- 
ing about? This is only Saturday." 



FIFTH AVENUE. 

(Estimated Cost of Show, $4,700.) 
To a large attendance the Fifth Ave- 
nue Monday night offered an "in and 
out" show, alternating almost with each 
act. It compared with the little boy 
who, when he was good, was very, very 

good, and when he was bad he was 
naughty. 

For instance, the show opened with 
a very good roller skating turn, Gere 
and Delaney, and then receded with the 
efforts of Stuart and Keeley, dancers. 
The Mori Brothers, a trio of Japanese 
slack wire and "Risley" performers, 
lifted the performance, and they, in 
turn, were succeeded by Edna Munsey, 
a musical comedy prima donna (New 
Acts), who apparently hails from the 
legitimate stage with no vaudeville ex- 
perience. . 

The Five Sullys were compelled to 
once more lift the people present from 
their somnolent state, and kept things 
moving lively enough with their rapid 
farcical skit, "The Information Bureau." 

On top of them came the "Talkies" 
— better than usual, but still far from 
proving an effective bit of entertain- 
ment. Ten minutes of this rasping form 
of "amusement" was followed by "Chief 
Caupolican" (New Acts), which in turn 
was succeeded by "The Movies," a skit 
designed to caricature the prevalent 
craze for moving pictures. It was al- 
most as funny as the "Talkers." 

Nance O'Neil and Co. (New Acts) 
left things a bit gloomy for Sherman, 
Van and Hyman, who started too slow- 
ly, considering the hour and the posi- 
tion on the bill. They should have 
opened with something more noisy and 
violent, thereby saving themselves a 
number of folks lost. "Cheyenne Days" 
made a fitting closing number for the 
most consistent "on and off" program 
ever put together. Jolo. 

REGENT. 

The management Is trying out a new fea- 
ture which may or may not turn out a draw, 
A small house stock company has been en- 
gaged and each week it produces either a 
dramatic piece or a comedy. The past week 
"For Revenue Only" with four characters 
was the offering. Melodramatlo stock doesn't 
seem to fit In that swell movie at all. 

"For Revenue Only" tells of a moonshiner, 
his niece and her blind aunt, and of a 
revenuer's love for the girl. The action 
takes place in a loft where the officer has a 
light with the North Carolinian whom he and 
the girl tie hand and foot. The curtain 
falls when the blind woman stabs the bound 
and gagged relative, thinking he is the sleep- 
ing government officer. 

A stock piece sandwiched between two good 
pictures is bound to suffer. The Regent 
Players will have pretty tough sledding. 

The Regent is managerlally conducted under 
commendable lines and the people are talk- 
lug about the courteous treatment accorded 
from the time they enter until they leave. 
Manager Tally Is still on the job, and he com- 
bines politeness with progresslvelsm to good 
advantage. 

Conrad C. Koschat is the pipe organist He 
is one of the best known in New York, hav- 
ing formerly played at Wanamaker's, and 
also has been connected with some of the 
city's biggest churches. His solos and accom- 
paniments are played with skill and feeling. 

The first picture was "Harvesting Alfalfa 
in New Mexico" (Selig) and photographically 
and educationally gave full measure. "A 
Kug Time Romance" (Blograph) proved a 
novelty. The players appeared in burnt cork 
and all through the picture swayed, ragged 
ala turkey trotters and gave It a awing out 
of the ordinary run of comedies. 

After the Regent stock piece "The Lady 
of the Lake" (Vltagraph) was the picture hit 
of the night. Well staged, outdoors and ln- 
Blde, splendidly acted and finely cameraed 
this big reeler was greatly enjoyed. The di- 
rector followed the poem closely and the pic- 
ture manufacturers supplied him with suffi- 
cient settings and supernumeraries. 

"Sunshine Sue" was a Lubln comedy which 
caused a few laughs. Little time was spent 
on the film and the comedy is overdrawn. 
An organ solo was followed by "The Battle 
of Trafalgar" and "Alkali Ike's Homecom- 
ing" (Essanay). There was plenty of smoke 
nnd battle thunder In the first. The latter 
gave Ous Carney a chance to change from 
citizpn'B clothes to the cowboy garb. Mark. 



VARIETY 



19 



WINTER GARDEN. 

Sunday night at the Winter Garden 
was like Old Home Week, with a cou- 
ple of acts from "The Passing Show 
of 1912" appearing with Sam Lehman 
conducting for them. "The Passing 
Show" is in Baltimore this week. Moon 
and Morris and Trixie Friganza spent 
their Sunday in New York, hence the 
Winter Garden call. Nothing else in 
the bill approached newness, except 
The Gliding O'Meers, a couple of Tom- 
my dancers who went well enough in 
the "contest" the Tuesday before in the 
same house to warrant a "No. 2" posi- 
tion on the regular vaudeville program. 
The O'Meers were amateurs. Newly 
costumed they "did the routine," danc- 
ing too much, of course, a fault not 
wholly theirs among steppers. 

"The Ragtime Express" number 
started the bill off. Jule Delmar has the 
idea now that a production song to open 
the bill gives it a running start. It did 
Sunday, leaving several acts following 
some ways behind. After the O'Meers 
came De Haven and Nice with their 
eccentric dancing. It is asking too much 
of these young fellows to repeat so 
often. There is but one team of Doyle 
and Dixon at the Garden. The latter 
happened somewhat later, with two 
new songs, some talk and a full bas- 
ket of steps. They did their usual. 

The show ended at 11.30 and Al Jol- 
son closed it again without losing a 
single customer. He sang four songs 
making every one a clean bull's eye. His 
fourth number was new. Jolson got it 
so far over he repeated the chorus in 
a lighter vein. 

In the first half Harry Fox and Jen- 
nie Dolly also repeated their regular 
success. 

Mr. Ellis was "No. 4" on the bill in 
a single piano turn. It was pretty early 
for him, but his popularity held the act 
up. Miss Friganza followed him, with 
Gaby Deslys and Harry Pilcer one be- 
fore intermission. It was Gaby's fare- 
well for this season. The house forced 
her to a pretty little speech. Felix Ad- 
ler made a ten-strike with his usual act 
that the Garden always laughs at very 
heartily. The "Raggydora" number 
from the show closed the first division. 
On looks Fanny Brice just made the 
stage in time, leading the number in 
her street clothes. 

The King Sisters opened after inter- 
mission, with Mr. and Mrs. Carter De 
Haven next. The De Havens present- 
ed their latest vaudeville act. It is a 
bit long, but neat and nice. Mrs. De 
Haven wore some clothes that kept the 
women interested, but she is allowing 
"Flora Parker" to be lost for Mrs. Dc 
Haven." Also the one kiss might be 
removed. That "Norah and Jack" 
thing Mr. De Haven incidently men- 
tions, closed in for all stage kissing. 
Then Jolson started after the audience 
and got 'em good. He used his two 
dance steps in six different ways. For 
faking dancing Al has something even 
on Billy Rock. Sime. 



COLONIAL. 

(Estimated Cost of Show, $5,050.) 

Up to Tuesday night, the fourth per- 
formance of the week, there had been 
three shifts or rearrangements of the 
program at the Colonial, with notice 
to the acts that Wednesday afternoon 
another switching would take place. 

Things didn't run smoothly. The 

comedy seemed strained — the laughs 

being few and far between. For inr 

stance, there were little or none in the 

Jack Norworth turn. His supporting 

company is long in versatility and short 

on the knowledge of stage make-up. 

This refers both to their adjustment of 

grease paint and costuming. Norworth 
has a number of excellent tricks of 
stage management and the automatic 
phone finish is a novelty. But the act, 
on the whole, is unworthy of him. 

Joe Welch, as well as Norworth, was 
down in the first half. He has a lot 
of new talk on a par with the remain- 
der of his monolog. This left the only 
comedy act of the second half of the 
bill to W. C. Fields^ as big a hit as if 
he were a brand new turn. The clos- 
ing act was Loughlin's Dogs. 

Frozini, programed, was out of the 
bill, replaced by The Sylphonos "Froz" 
had some kind of a kick .coming and 
dropped out, but it was said about the 
stage he was due back Wednesday. 
Homes Miles and Co. and Vinie Daly 
(New Acts). Miles had the "No. 2" 
spot and Miss Daly was second after 
intermission, with "Le Ballet Clas- 
sique" opening the second half. Cross 
and Josephine's burlesque melodrama 
was its usual big hit. 

After the show — long after — the Talk- 
ing Pictures were put on, not much of 
it, but still a little. There was a long 
wait, moving pictures of Miss Orford's 
elephant act due next week were shown; 
another wait, a loud rasp, another wait, 
and the second portion of the an- 
nounced talkies was presented. The 
first half was not shown at all. 

Jolo. 



23 RD STREET. 

With the installation of an orchestra of six 
pieces, a fortnight since, the 23d Street, now 
under the management of William A. Matt- 
hews, formerly of the Wadsworth, Is doing 
a vastly improved business. 

The show the second half of last week 
can hardly be classed as a particularly good 
bill. It Is probably an expensive one for a 
big small time program, yet there Is nothing 
important beyond the small time. 

The Proctor management apparently seeks 
to run on each program a production act of 
the tabloid variety and for the bill of last 
week's second half they had a combination 
of diving and tabloid, presented by Mermalda 
under the title "At the Seashore." It is 
under "New Acta" as are also Taylor and 
Brown, Chester and Chester, Leander and 
Mack. Dllks and Wade. 

Besides those mentioned there was Bli Daw- 
son, with a fine monolog and a good song, 
fairly well put over. His enunciation Is 
good, but Eli is listless about his work. He 
seems to miss opportunities for putting in a 
punch. There was also Conboy and Co., man 
and woman in a semi-serious sketch. "The 
(Malm Agent," which proved reasonably 
acceptable. It might be improved by editing 
and cutting several ancient Jokes. Jolo. 



INCORPORATED IN KY. 

* Frankfort, Ky., April 30. 
Tlie Covington (Ky.) Amusement 
Co. has filed articles of incorporation 
with a capital of $12,500. The men be- 
hind are S. K. Long, Polk Laffoon, 
Charles £. Clark and William Riedlin, Jr. 



MAX WINSLOW IN NEW YORK. 

After setting a pace that started an 
early spring in Chicago, Max Winslow 
has returned to the professional depart- 
ment of the Wattcrson-Snydcr-Bcrlin 
Co. Ted Snyder is in Chicago in 
charge of the office there, and may re- 
main while he can secure gasolene un- 
der the New York quotation for the 
liquid. 



AMERICAN. 

The bill at the American the first 
half of the week had singing and a 
feature film as the attractions. Neither 
seemed to draw very many, for the 
attendance was light Tuesday evening. 
The show started with Dare and Nor- 
wood in "Daring Feats of Strength." 
While the Belleclair Brothers were al- 
ways said to have a peach strong turn, 
they only had one "daring" trick in 
the routine and never claimed more. 
Dare and Norwood are as close to 
the Belleclaire's plain strength feats as 
any team could get. They do very 
nicely for an opener on the small time. 

After that act, the singing com- 
menced and never stopped until "When 
Women Rule/' a sketch with four 
people, two of whom are "nances" 
(New Acts). After the skit, Jos. K. 
Watson, with a monolog that sounded 
fearfully similar to one Joe/ Welch 
used some time ago, and a parody, got 
over very strongly, although if he had 
had more parodies at the finish it 
would have been better for him. 

Then came the feature film, the De- 
tective Burns subject by the Kalem 
Co., in three reels, shown all over the 
country quite a while ago. It is the 
poorest "special" film for detail work 
ever put out. The Kalem people must 
have gone up in the air at the thought 
of having the Burns name on the reels 
and never come down until after the 
film had been manufactured. It's so 
bad in spots it's laughable, but the 
general effect for the picture house 
patrons is quite good. The picture 
closed the show, and the intermission 
suffered through it. 

The earliest singing act was Claude 
and Marion Cleveland. Miss Cleveland 
is making a try for the "nut stuff," 
but drawing it too coarsely. She 
might do something if refining the 
material and manner of delivery some- 
what. And she is using "Ain't it 
warm?" The Winston Duo (New 
Acts) also sang, as did Molly King in 
her "single" with Cliff Hess at the 
piano. Miss King had better frame 
up an altogether new act or withdraw 
from vaudeville just now. The girl is 
clever, but being misdirected. The 
imitation thing and the song accom- 
panying it are all very old. When Ed- 
die Foy is thinking about retiring from 
the stage, Miss King still persists in 
imitating him. All the others have 
quit. Mollie's best is the Anna Held 
and the Kathleen Clifford, but so few 
people know Miss Clifford. Mollic 
doesn't announce her in singing "I 
Take after Dad." 

The Lester Trio, billed as the Albert 
Trio, are Lester and Kallet and the 
young daughter of Claude and Fanny 
Usher. The young daughter bears 
promise. The conversational sketch is 
full of gags, puns and cross-fire, but 
does well enough for the small time 
and could go on early in the small 
big time shows. 

Gold and Lawrence also appeared, 
and they arc under New Acts, instead 
of at a public school where they be- 
long. If a music publisher took these 
kids away from their homes to go on 
the stage, he should he ashamed of 
himself. Neither nor both have a pos- 
sible chance, but might get in a Gus 
Edwards act if Gus wasn't looking. 

Sime. 



CLOWN THEATRE POSTER. 

For the Vaudeville Comedy Club's 

Clown Theatre tomorrow (Saturday 

night), Tommy Gray has gotten out the 

following poster: 

Something New ! Something Great ! 
FOR MEN ONLY 
Thirty-nine Years at the Same Address. Don't 
Have the Blues. We have Cured 
Thousands. Medicine Free. 
Is the Show Good? We should say so. Lire 
Actors. Actors who should he alive, and 
actors who should be shot. All thrown to- 
gether In one squirming mass of Joy. 

The "Clean Tip" Act. Can go on any Spot. 

Carr Ben 

TIONNA and ZINE 

Presenting for the First Time on any Stage, 

the Great Fruit Comedy, "Apple 

Sauce." (Acted on the American 

Plan.) 

The. Human Film 

mo VITA 

Showing that new Idea In Picture Making 

"The Chase" and "Knocking Over the 

Baker's Boy." 

On account of their Speed they are named 

after the Famous Railroad, 

ERIE BROTHERS, 

with LAKE ERIE, the only man doing a Round 

Off Back Side Wheeler Through a Custard 

Pie. 

The Boy Who Knocks Laughter Senseless, 

CRUTCH 
"The Scream" of Perth Amboy. N. J. He 
carries more life Insurance than any actor 
living. 

Three Boys You Have Read About 

MUNYON, CARTER AND ORINDLB 

In "Stop That Cough." This act has run 

for years. 

Direct from the U. B. O. Famine Dept. Time 

OZA LOUZA TROUPE 

Of Eskimo Towel Spinners. See the Whirling 

Tea Spoon. 

Now for the Dirty Work. A New Mellow- 
Drama with a Plot Thicker than a Waterbury 
Audience, a Villain as Heartless aa a Union 
Hill Salary, a Hero with a Heart as Big as the 
Jumps on the Orpheum Circuit. 

THE GREAT DIALECT MYSTERY. 

Walt for the Concert after the show and see 

the dialect made In full view of the audience. 

After Ten Years Trying to Get a Split Week. 

OAG. SWAT AND PARODY 
Presenting "Gillette James" (Called "Rasor 
Jim"). Geo. M. Coal said, "You should have 
no trouble laying off with that act." William 
Cabbage said. "It's an act yon want to forget 
but can't." 

Those Two Hefty Beauties 
Plnkham— PEROXIDE SISTERS— Peruna 
These Girls Sing "Way Down on the Swanee 
River" and throw rivers out to the audience- 
great finish. 

By Special Arrangement with Julius Caesar 

TALKLESS PICTURES 

The "Deaf-and-Dumb-o-Oraft." First Tlnn 

They Have Annoyed the Public. 

Almost Half Human. 

READ THE TESTIMONIALS. 

Mrs. I. M. Fierce writes: "I have not been 

bothered with the hives since T saw them." 

Mrs. O. Awful writes : "It will help the child 

and mother both." 

Who Will Win This? Here's Your Chance. 
LIE TELLING CONTEST. 
Tell 'em what you did at Syracuse. Tell 'em 
your salary- Tell 'em your right name. Tell 
•em what Frohman offered you. Get In. Well 
known Mexican athletes will be handicapped. 
The prize is one of the new nickels, with the 
bull on it. 

The Only Act Doing a Breakfast, Dinner and 

Supper Show. 

BREAD and BUTTER 

Their Skit. "Extra Charge." 

The HI* Number- The Sensation— A Travesty 

Entitled 

AT THE STAGE DOOR. 

See the Battle of the Bonn Pluggers. See the 

Jewelry Men Trying to collect. See the "Adv" 

boy* -Trying to get "Ad*." flee the Door Man 

Krabhlng the Laundry. See Your Finish. 

A Serious Dramatic Playlet. Entitled 
SOME MEN. 
Say Anything About This Because It's Serious. 

Hear the New Song Hits. 
"Ill ne Your Little C. O. D. If You'll Be My 
V n O" "Lay-off Days." "You Can Have 
My Split-Week Cuty Dear." "My Other 
Husband Never Was on Second." "I've Bern 
Dreaming of the Black List. That's Why I'm 
Feeling Blue." 

Because some of the Member* claimed to 
be the Official Authors of these Crimes and are 
getting too much free advertising out of it. 
the nnme of __ mm 

FELIX ADLER and TOMMY ORAY 
will not be allowed on this Poster. They have 
a lot of fun writing the stuff nnd Tryln* to 
iret the Members to rehearse. Huh! 
BE HERE 

The Show Is for Men Only. There's n rea- 
son. Our Sperln! Allbl Department will fix up 
an exeusr to give your wife. Allbl I »• r.;irt - 
ment In eharge or .Taek Violet, 'he Allbl Kin 
Alibis Two Dollars each, or One Duller nn-l 1 
Quarter a Year. 



20 



VARIETY 



BILLS NEXT WEEK. 

(Continued from page 14.) 



Valentine Vox 
La Vine Clinaron £ 
Marie Russell 
"My Lady's Fan" 

Baaclaaw, Mick. 

JKFFEKS (wra) 
Frawley & Hunt 
Nat Wharton 
Black ft black 
Al Abbott 
Odlva 



Salem, J 

SALEM (loew) 
"Garden of Song" 
Roaa A Aabton 
The Valdos 

2d half 
Robert H Hodge Co 
R1U Gould 
Klaaa 4 Bernle 

Salt Lake 

ORPHEUM 
Sam Mann 
Will Dillon 
Barry « Mortimer 
LaTosca ft Co 
Doc O'Nell 
Brandon Players 
EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Wed. Mat.) 
Skaters Bl Jouve 
Dow ft Dow 
Jenle Fletcher 
•Glendower ft Manion 
Welch Mealy ft M 
"Rose of Mexico" 

Baa Diego 
EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun. Mat) 
Stlth ft Gamier 
Paddock « Paddock 

3 Varsity Boys 
The Caulflelds 
Nell McKlnley 
"Diving Olrls r ' 

SAVOY (m) 
Williams ft Tucker 

4 Provosts 
Leonard ft Drake 
Ed Grey 

Lloyd ft Black 
Willie Hale Co 



kaa Prai 
ORPHEUM 
Julius Sieger Co 
Lydla Barry 
Teschow's Cats 
Ball « West 
Arnaut Bros 
Harry B Lester 
Old Sol Fiddlers 
Henry E Dixie 
Bobkers Arabs 
EMPRESS (sc) 

(Open Sun. Mat.) 
Black ft White 
The Tauberts 
Alfred Kelcy 
'Mayor ft Manicure" 
Crelghton Sis 
Ida Fuller Co 

PANT AGES (m) 

(Open Bun. Mat) 
Laurie Ordway 
Walter Perclval Co 
Don Carlos Manikins 
Neapolitan Trio 
Forrester ft Lloyd 
Cervo Duo 

St Loaia 

COLUMBIA (ubo) 

Albert Relss 

Felix ft Calre 

Thos P Jackson Co 

Carl A Lotty 

4 Cllrtons 

Billy Rogers 

PRINCESS 

"Princess Maids" 

"Breaking Into Busi- 
ness" 

Hunter A Mathews 

Chas. Swlnhardt 
EMPRESS (wva) 

Ferrari A Natalie 

Ward Bros 

OUroy A Corrlel 

Blele A Gerard 

Chas Swlnhardt 

St. Paul 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun. Mat.) 
Marcon 

Llghtner A Jordan 
"The Trainer" 
Exposition 4 
Booth Trio 

Seattle 

ORPHEUM 
Gus Edwards Co 
Kramer A Morton 
Wm H Lytell Co 
Ben Lion 
General Plsano 
Lea Alvarese 

EMPRESS (sc) 
The Wheelers 
Barnes A Robinson 
John T Doyle Co 
Jlmmle Brltt 
Natbal Trio 
(1 to fill) 

PANTAOES (m) 
"Mother Goose Girls" 
Emll Hoch Co 
Drowning A I^ewis 
Martini & Trolse 
McPhee A Hill 

sion* city. 

ORPHEUM 
"Puss In Boots" 
Hlxl.y & Lerner 
. r > Mo watts 
Stelner Trio 



Florence Modena 
Ward Baker 

soutk Mead, lad. 

ORPHEUM (wra) 
l^c'wis Onmn ft L 
Brooks ft bawens 
Jungle Girls 
Uodirey ft Henderson 

3 tiinclalrea 

2d half 
A Lorettas 
lie i tram May Co 
Alurtihall Montgomery 

1 lurry bouian Co 

kpokaaa 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Bun. Mat) 

Olga Petrova 

"Detective Keen" 

Flavilla 

Samuel Lieberi Co 

Bogert A Nelson 

Woods ft Woods 3 

Cromwells 

EMPRESS (sc) 

Julia Rooney 

Alvin ft Kenny 

Archer A beiiord 

"Piano Bugs" 

Bowman bros 

Willie Ritchie 
PANTAUtiS (m) 
(Open Sun. Mai) 

Armstrongs Co 

Beaumont ft Arnold 

Ruih Chandler 

Maaarenko Duo 

Friscary 

Jewell A Jordan 

ftarlatftteld. 111. 

MAJESTIC (wva) 
Marr ft Evans 
Kiinan ft Moora 
MuHiual Conservatory 
Sopnie Tucker 
Elecirlce 

2d half 
Roser's uoum 
Moore A lowle 
Mccormick ft Wallace 
Majestic Musical 4 
Etnel May 

Syravuac. 

GRAND (ubo) 
Marsuail P Wilder 
Cnas C Drew Co 
Mary EllzaDeth 
Dingle ft Esmeraldas 
Deimore A Lee 
Berg Bros 

Tacwasa 

EMPRESS (SC) 
Leigh A i^aGrace 
J ere Sanford Co 
Hay den Stevenson Co 
"Marguerite" 
Wauroury Bros A T 
Fanton s Athletes 

PANTAOES (m) 
Shaw's Circus 
Ed Morrell 
June RoberU Co 
Serenada Trio 
Reeves A Werner 
Carl A Lll Mueller 
Tarrc Haate, lad. 
VARIETIES (wva) 
Emma Carua 
Ramsdell Trio 
Edwlna Barry Co 
Davis A Kennedy 

4 Bradshaws 

2d half 
Emma Carua 
Thos P Dunn 
Emmett's Dogs 
The Mozarts 
Frey Twins 

Turoato 
SHEA'S (ubo-) * 
Lilllun Shaw 
Toots Paka 
Rice A Cohen 
Madden A Fltzpatrick 
Julius Tannean 
4 Florlmonds 
Marcus A Gartelle 
Wilbur C Sweatraan 

Vancouver, B. C. 

ORPHEUM (ac) 
Van Cleve A Denton 
Fred H Elliott 
Vincent A Lome 
Hal Stephens Co 
Melody Monarchs 
Moffatt La Heine Co 

PANTAGES (m) 
Julia Ring Co 
Temple Quartet 
"Convict A Warden" 
Joe Carroll 
Lelllott Bros 
Flying FlsherB 

Victoria. D. C. 

EMPRESS (sc) 
W C Hoefler 
Lillian Holmes 
BrouKhton A Turner 
Al Herman 
Frank Stafford Co 

WanhlnKton. D. C. 

VICTORIA (n-n) 

2 Franks 

Van Leer A Williams 
Jos Remington Co 
L'mholtz Bros 
Perry A Elliott 
Ellis Knowlan Troupe 

Winnipeg, Can. 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Francis A Arabs 
Plsano A Bingham 



Porter J White Co 
Hlbbert A Kennedy 
Models de Luxe" 
Farla 

ALHAMBRA 
(May 1-15) 

Taklness 

Ruby Sisters 

Blank Family 



Carl Herta 

Carmen Vldes 

Campbell A Barber 

4 lnobraffs 

H Fragson 

Fregolla 

Masui A Maiette 

8 Astls 

(1 to nil) 



SHOWS NEXT WEEK. 

NSW YORK. 

"ALMA WO WOHN8T DU f— Phillip's (3d 

week) (Revival). 
"ARE TOU A CROOK?"— Longacre (2d 

week). 
"ARIZONA" (Revival)— Lyric (2d week). 
"DAMAGED GOODS"— Fulton (4th week). 
D1VOROONS" (Grace Geo rue)— Playhouse 

(6th week). 
"HER NEXT DIVORCE" (Laura Hope Crews) 

— Comedy (May 6). 
MIKADO" (Revival)— Casino. 
"OH. OH. DELPHINB!"— Amsterdam (32d 

week). 
"PEG O' MT HEART"— Cort (21st weak). 
REPERTOIRE OF SKETCHES— Princess 

(ttth week). 
"ROMANCE"— Elliott (12 th week). 
"STOP THIEF"— Gaiety (20th week). 
"THE AMAZONS" (Revival)— 'Empire (2d 

week). 
"THE ARGYLE CASE" (Robert Hill lard) — 

Criterion (20th week). 
"THE FASCINATING WIDOW" (El tinge)— 

Grand O. H. 
"THE FIVE FRANKFURTERS"— 3»th St. 

10th week). 
"THE GEISHA"— West 44th St (7th week). 
"THE GENTLEMAN FROM NO. 19"— Comedy 

(2d week). 
"THE GHOST BREAKER" (H. B. Warner)— 

Lyceum (10th week). 
"THE GOVERNOR'S LADY"— West End. 
"THE HONEYMOON KXPRE8S"— Winter 

Garden (14th week). 
THE LADY OP THE SLIPPER"— Globe 

(27th week). 
"THE MASTER MIND" (Edmund Breese)— 

Harris (12th week). 
"THE POOR LITTLE RICH OIRL"— Hudson 

(10th week). 
"THE PURPLE ROAD"— Liberty (5th week). 
"THE SUNSHINE OIPt." r.Tuiu Sanderson) 

—Knickerbocker (14th week). 
"THE WHIP"— Manhattan (24th week). 
"UNDER MANY FLAGS"— HI noodrome (86th 

week). 
"WHAT HAPPENED TO MARY"— 48th St 

(7th week). 
"WIDOW BY PROXY" (May Irwin)— Cohan's 

(11th week). 
"WITHIN THE LAW"— Eltlnve (85th week). 
"YEARS OF DISCRETION"— Belaaco (20th 

week). 



PHILADELPHIA. 

"PASSING SHOW OF 1012"— Lyric. 
"BOUGHT AND PAID FOR"— Adelphl. 
"SNOBS" (Sheo Camp)— Walnut. 
LESLIE CARTER— Grand n H. 
"BUTTERFLY ON THE WHEEL"— Chestnut 

St. (Stock). 
"LENA RIVERS"— American (Stock). 
"EAST LYNNB"— National (Stock). 



OBITUARY 

Montague J. Pike, father of Harriet 
(Pike) Remple and brother of Lester 
Pike, died April 22. The deceased for 
21 years was connected with Madison 
Square Garden. 

Eddie Lloyd (Eddie Flynn), one of 
the original Lloyd Brothers, dancers, 
aged 24 years, died recently of tuber- 
culosis in New York. His parents and 
a sister, Jennie Flynn, survive. 




Lillian Wright's (Wright and Clay- 
ton) father died April 16. 

George Dupree, son of George and 
Libby Dupree, was killed in a railroad 
accident at Albany April 17. 



InlcTIns^»>ineTlaBnofouTde«»daash^ 
ter EVELYN WALKER FAY, 
Who died April 80, 191S. Not forgotten 
by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles Walker and Sisters, 851 West 03d 
St., N. Y. C. 



Burt Shepard, who died last week in 
London, was not Frank Shepard, of the 
old team of Wood and Shepard. Frank 
Shepard was buried in London twelve 
years ago. His old partner, Billy 
Wood, still survives. 



Paul Valadon, magician, died in the 
County Tuberculosis Home, Phoenix, 
Ariz., last week. 

Baby Jeanette, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Henry (Grindell and Henry), died 
April 23, aged 5 months. 

Daniel J. Bernstein, for the past 20 
years owner of a theatrical boarding 
house at 240 West 52d street, died 
April 22. 



1 MR. J. SHEA Mid FAMILY 


daslra to aipreaa their grateful 
apprat latlafi for kind 


•Kpraatlawi of sympathy 


1 tWCsjII— ttrso^Torosrtsj 



Frank McSorley (Frank O'Connor), 
a veteran actor and last actively identi- 
fied as a member of the Big Four (Mc- 
Sorley, Eleanore, Harrington and Mel- 
ville), after a brief illness of pneu- 
monia, died April 8 in St. Vincent Hos- 
pital, Portland, Ore. A widow, known 
professionally as Margaret Eleanore, 
four sisters and two brothers, survive. 

Harriet E. Lamb, aged 20, a dancer, 
succumbed to tuberculosis in the Rush 
Hospital, Syracuse, April 21. Miss 
Lamb was a native of Philadelphia. 
Her last engagement was with "The 
Newlyweds." Her early stage days 
were spent as a pony dancer. 




Ruth Gale, aged 26, for three years 
past leading woman of the Sherman 
Kelly stock company, died April 25 in 
the Cottage Hospital, Harvard, 111. An 
acute attack of peritonitis was the 
cause. 



CABARET NEWS 

Chicago, April 30. 

The general idea restaurant Cabarets 
will be shot to pieces before the end 
of the season begins to bear fruit. The 
dancing which has been made a feature 
at Rector's and the College Inn appears 
to be getting the call amongst the bet- 
ter grade of restaurant patrons, and 
this dance thing is bound to spread. 
The dancing will hurt the shows. Busi- 
ness has not been as brisk at the cab- 
aret resorts as the managers would like 
it or as they must have it when they 
are paying regular salaries and running 
big shows. Salaries have been falling 
off right along and during the last two 
weeks when the shows in the surround- 
ing towns have been closed up the in- 
flux of Cabaret artists has overrun 
the market and dropped the salaries 
down to Union Hill rates. Just how 
mucn further the Cabaret thing will go 
is a question. There seems to be a 
certain class of people who are care- 
fully avoiding the Cabarets and the 
general run who attend restaurants 
frequently are certainly tiring, but 
there are many people who do the res- 
taurant thing but once or twice a 
month, and there seems to be enough 
of them in the larger cities to keep 
making the play profitable. The Cab- 
aret in its present form will hold sway 
perhaps for another season, but beyond 
that it looks as though the restaurant 
keepers will have to go back to serving 
good meals at prices which will allow 
a man who makes $10,000 a year to take 
out his best girl one night a week to 
dinner. 

Harry Kranz left Tierney's Auto 
Cafe last week and is now at the Savoy. 

Al White has also left Tierney's, but 
has not located as yet. Kranz and 
White as a team are a thing of the past. 

Francisco and Thrathern will locate 
at the Bismarck Gardens for a summer 
run. The couple have been playing 
W. V. M. A. time for the past four 
weeks. 



Guy Steely, newspaper writer and 
best known as a circus press agent, 
died April 20 in the Lakeside hospital, 
Cleveland. Steely had previously been 
operated upon for appendicitis. He 
was the author of several other plays. 
The remains were interred in his home 
town, Watseka, 111. 

Ellen R. Shea, wife of Jeremiah Shea 
(manager, Shea's theatre, Toronto) 
died April 13. 



PHILLY'S GRAND GUIGNOL. 

The Philadelphia Little Theatre di- 
rectors have asked Holbrook Blinn to 
address them next Monday morning 
over in that burg on the fine points 
and advantages of a Grand Guignol 
system of entertainment as now in 
practice at the Princess New York, 
where Mr. Blinn is director. 

It is not unlikely the Little Theatre 
of Philly may adopt the Princess idea. 

Philadelphia, April 30. 
Henry Bernstein and Maurice F. 
Speiser have induced Director Chris- 
tian of the Irving Place theatre, New 
York, to bring his company to the 
Little theatre here May 6-8 in a reper- 
toire of German plays. 



Tuesday night Inspector Dwyer and 
a squad from his office walked into the 
Southern Hotel on West 54th street, 
notifying everyone to vacate within 48 
hours and placing the proprietor under 
arrest. The Southern lately passed in- 
to new management. Its reputation 
has not been quite as bad as the sum- 
mary proceedings might indicate. The 
Inspector claimed he had two men liv- 
ing in the hotel for a week gathering 
evidence. A Cabaret was on the ground 
floor. Several nice people resided 
there, but all hastily left Wednesday. 

The Winter Garden's Dancing Con- 
test will be repeated next Tuesday 
night. The Shubert press department 
sent out a story this week to that ef- 
fect, mentioning engagements with 
Shubert shows as the prizes. 



Chicago, April 30. 

The College Inn is in line. Every 
evening the tables are now cleared 
away and the guest allowed to tango 
and turkey until closing time. If there 
is no interference it is very likely that 
several of the others will follow Rec- 
tor's and the College Inn in the move 

Curtiss and Wright, one of the best 
"sister acts" seen about in some time, 
broke into the Cabarets at the Great 
Northern last week. The girls might 



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change one or two of their numbers, 
but aside from this, they do splendidly. 
They have been held over for a run. 

Nagley and Bingham, Tommy danc- 
ers, are also popular at the American. 
The team has improved greatly since 
first seen. They make a very classy 
dancing number. 

College Four, a big item on the 
Northern program. The instrumental 
playing and singing make them a valu- 
able asset to the show. 



The Cabarets are receiving a little 
more leeway from the New York po- 
lice, but it doesn't help the restaurants 
any. The coppers are not entering the 
places before 1 any more and driving 
the patrons out. The diners, however, 
have the habit now and clean up their 
checks in due time. Nearly all the 
places are deserted before the closing 
hour. The restaurant-Cabaret man- 



agers do not care to take advantage of 
any freedom allowed through fear of a 
complaint being entered which may de- 
prive them of an all-night license when 
those handy things are once again 
granted. A couple of dancing Cabarets 
around New York have been taking 
chances for the past few weeks, re- 
maining open some time after 1. So 
far neither of the two which indulged in 
this has been bothered by the police. 
Some of the other restaurants with ball 
room floors have declared a "private 
party" after 12 Saturday night, locking 
the doors. While the police appar- 
ently O. K. the "private party" thing, 
the Cabarets pursuing this line have 
found there is little money in the bunch 
anyway after 1:30 or 2 and ordered the 
orchestra to play "Home Sweet Home." 
It will probably be real summer time 
before the Cabarets get into their for- 
mer running order. 



CORRESPONDENCE 

Unlett otherwise ■otej. the following reporti art for the cvrent week. 



CHUM. FIEEMAI CHICAGO 

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VARIETY'S CHICAGO OFFICE: 

MAJESTIC THEATRE BUILDING 



PALACE (Mort Singer, mgr. ; agent, Or- 
pheum Circuit). — Once again the Palace gets 
all the best of the break In the Chicago shows 
this week. The bill at the Palace lays so 
far over the outlay at the Majestic that there 
Is really no comparison. No fault will be 
found with the entertainment aside from the 
Murdock Fllv which Is holding "No. 2" po- 
sition again this week. It's really a pity that 
they are there, for the show without them 
would take a lot of beating. The house Mon- 
day night was large, although not capacity. 
The balance of the week should be a sell-out. 
Minnie Dupree and Co. and Ralph Hers caught 
the electrics. When two legits top a bill 
and both make good, there must be something 
worth while. / Miss Dupree' has as good a 
dramatic sketch as vaudeville has seen. It 
is exceptionally well played by Arthur Halt- 
land. James Cooley and the star. The trick 
or surprise finish set the whole house agog. 
It Is beautifully worked up and the punch 
landed flush. The piece caught as much ap- 
plause at the finish as anything on the bill. 
Ralph Hers went through five or six numbers 
and was a hit after each one, and was still 
going at the finish. It was a speech and he 
could have gone on another 16 mlnutea Hers 
surprised the house by calmly watching three 
people get up In the second row and trail out 
before he began one on his numbers. It 
took a bit of doing and he got away with It. 
Miss Dupree. Mr. Hers and Paul Conchas 
were the last three numbers, some strong fin- 
ish. Conchas trailed the stars along and 
gave them a great run. The act Is better 
now than ever and the comedy derived aside 
from the work of Conchas Is great The as- 
sistant without overstepping, places laughs 
all through the proceedings, and Conchas has 
had the good Judgment to let them go, even 
when he Is performing. The laughs, however, 
do not Interfere, and only seem to bring 
bigger applause for the heavy weight Juggler. 
It is an Ideal closing number. Paul Morton 
and Naomi Glass were Just before the final 
three and they should be mentioned right 
along with them, for the singing, dancing and 
kidding couple caught their equal share of the 
good things with the star attractions. The 
act is dainty and neat, with a pretty display 
of smart cross fire. The couple are distinctly 
vaudevllllans. It Is such a pleasant thing to 
run across vaudevllllans in vaudeville these 
days. Olive Briscoe in a bad spot following 
the Fllv was another genuine hit. Miss 
HrlBcoe is doing the same routine she has 
followed for the past two or three seasons, 
and If they like it all over as well as at the 
Palace she may be able to carry It along for 
a few more years. Miss Briscoe, however, 
Is too clever to allow herself to get In a rut 
and should pull out Immediately. She has 
a personality that will stand out above any 
material she may secure, but the material 
should he freshened up all the time Just the 
same. Little Billy did very nicely. His one 
dancing number too many kills his chances 
for a real big hit always. A clever diminu- 
tive, he really gets his Bluff over, but the 
two dances at the finish are unnecessary and 
tiresome. One would answer the purpose 
and leave the audience with a feeling that 
perhaps he could do more. Carl and Lotty, 
combination contortionists and dancers, opened 
the show before the Fllvs and did exceed- 
ingly well in the spot. It is a good opening 
number for the big time bills. There Is some- 
thing a trifle new In their manner of working 
and their work. Jere Grady. Frankle Car- 
penter and Co. were "No. 6." a too important 
position for the act, which lacked the class 
of the rest of the program. DASH. 



business at the house, but the steady drop- 
ping of water will break In; It's only a ques- 
tion of time. Monday afternoon the house 
was not half full, which is running away off 
for the Majestic, which should catch very 
nearly capacity every Monday matinee. 
Weather cannot be blamed, nor anything else, 
as far as one can see, but the three months' 
steady run of poor shows which have been 
booked into the theatre from the New York 
headquarters. It is almost certain a better 
run of bills could have been placed together 
In the "Association" office than the past six- 
teen that have played the Majestic. It Isn't 
the acts so much as It Is the selection which 
seems to accentuate the ln-need-of-materlal 
cry. This cry must be true If the Majestic 
shows are the best that the office can put 
forth. The Edison Talkers, now called "The 
Murdock Fliver" on all sides, can't even be 
blamed for the bill, but they helped. The 
pictures were Just silly this week, that's all. 
No. 1 position they caught', necessitating two 
opening acts as usual. Louis Stone, If he 
cut down his opening routine of dancing and 
got Into the novelty portion before the audi- 
ence was tired of hearing the taps, would 
make a great little opening number for a 
vaudeville show. He is going back before he 
gets to the real work in his present frame up. 
His dressing is Improved since last seen some- 
time ago. Musical Johnsons "No. 3" were the 
other opening act. They did very well and fit 
Into a bill nicely. Six to ten minutes should 
be their time allotment. Kennedy and Roo- 
ney caught "No. 4," always counting the 
pictures, and did as well as anyone. The 
act Is running a trifle too long. Kennedy got 
his comedy over In good style and his work 
around the piano was especially liked. Mattle 
Rooney, a trifle stouter than when she last 
appeared In the varieties, helps along. It 
will take her a little time to get her gait 
again. The aet shortened would be an excel- 
lent comedy Interlude for the first half of a 
program. James Leonard and Co., In a trav- 
esty but all talk, and with a sketch atmos- 
phere got along nicely. There were a num- 
ber of legitimate artists In the house who 
laughed heartily at Leonard's "Hamlet." which 
is really funny. The "nance" idea of Romeo 
Is also good and the lines which run mostly 
to slang sound funny coming from the Shakes- 
pearian robes. With the houso proper the 
act did but fairly. Ray Cox was "No. 6," but 
should have been next to closing, although a 
rough comedy number was needed there. Miss 
Cox would have been a big Improvement on 



MAJESTIC (Lyman B. Glover, mgr.; agent, 
Orpheum Circuit). — There is another one of 
may take a year or two to break down the 
those things at the Majestic this week. It 



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Albert Relss, a straight singer, who would 
do well In some vaudeville, programs, but will 
always depend upon his surroundings. Fol- 
lowing Catherine CuunUbs with 20 to 26 min- 
utes of a talky dramatic sketch Is not the 
proper surroundings. Many walked out dur- 
ing Relss' turn and a few while Miss Coun- 
tlss was on. Morris' Baboons closed the show, 
but the audience was about tired out by then. 
Kay Cox was about the biggest score of the 
bill, doing better during ttie running of her 
act than at the finish of it. DASH. 



ALHAMBRA HIP. (George M. Fenberg, 
mgr.; booked by W. M. V. A.). — This old 
house which is on "Archey" road (the street 
made famous by Peter Finley Dunne), is now 
offering hippodrome acts and pictures, and Is 
picking up a nice little patronage. It is in 
a part of town that Is difficult to Interest, 
but Tommy Birchell, who is looking after the 
booking, has been enabled to arouse some 
enthusiasm by the style of acts he places 
there. Last Monday afternoon the house was 
practically filled as to the lower floor, and 
applause was not stinted. Three reels of pic- 
tures are offered, and now and then extra ones 
are put on to give the people the full value 
of the 10 cents it costs to enter. Monday a 
special reel showing the city of Calgary and 
its environs was put on as an extra. This 
picture is good as to subject matter, but is 
badly photographed. Some good reels were 
shown and the pictures seemed to attract 
nearly, if not quite, as much attention as the 
acts. The Nellie Bennett Trio had the place 
of honor. This trio offers fencing, boxing and 
wrestling, and is lively, to say tne least. The 
boxing bout between two of the girls elicited 
hilarious applause. Tom and Euith Almond 
closed the show with their novelty musical 
and dancing act. They have good settings 
and their act Is worth while. Gladys Van and 
Arthur Pierce were seen In "Get a License," 
and they hit It off rather well. They are a 
little bit rough, but seemed to tickle the fancy 
of the Monday afternoon patrons. Fosto & 
Fuzzy, a man and a dog, opened the after- 
noon's entertainment. They did some good 
balancing and helped to make the show a 
mighty good one for the price. The latter 
half the following were billed: Mcllgar and 
Hamilton, Billy Brown, Norwood and Nor- 
wood. Rondas Trio. REED. 

HALSTED ST. EMPRESS (Jake Isaac, 
mgr.; S-C). — James J. Corbett has the best 
spot on the bill this week, and he Is making 
good. He has added some new yarns to his 
monolog. and he Is able to hold an audience 
easily. Corbett was received with strong 
applause Monday night at the second show, 
both on his appearance and at the close of 
his act. He was on next to closing. "The 
Cavaliers,'' a big, classy musical act, had the 
closing place, it is well staged, well dressed 
and is diversified. The only fault to be found 
Is that there is a little too much of a good 
thing and It is apt to become tiresome. Near 
the close Monday night, numerous people left 
the theatre, seemingly having had enough. 
George Richards and Co. on third, presented 
a farcelet called "Easy Money," which went 
rather well. It has some good situations and 
some of the lines are snappy. Mr. Richards, 
who is an experienced farceur, Is assisted by 
Jerry O'Meara and Edna Thomas. Sampson 
and Douglas offered their funmaklng early In 
the bill and did fairly. Golden and West 
danced with considerable vim and vigor, and 
were rewarded with hearty applause. The 
Savoys, with their bull terrrlers, opened the 
bill and they had things all their own way 
with the audience. The dogs are well trained 
and go through their paces easily and with 
alacrity. The act appeared to please the 
audience throughout. The bill was well put 
together and offered a varied entertainment. 
The house was not tilled at the second show, 
but the Saturday and Sunday audiences are 
always overflowing, and the house Is growing 
In favor. It Is well managed, and everything 
is being done to further the comfort of the 
patrons. Good pictures were given as the 
opening and closing acts. REED. 



COHAN'S G. O. H. (Harry Ridings, mgr.). 
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CORT (U. J. Hermann, mgr.). — Pictures. 
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Cross." 

GARRICK (Asher Levy. mgr.).— "When 
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ILLINOIS (Will J. Davis, mgr.). — Blanche 
Ring. "When Claudia Smiles." Moderate busi- 
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OLYMPIC (Ray Wist. mgr. )— Pictures. 
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McVICKER'S (George C. Warren, mgr.) — 
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POWERS' (Harry J. powers, mgr.; Harry 
Chappell. bus. mgr.). — "Tho Money Moon," 
opened Sunday night. Good prospects. 

PRINCE8S (Will Singer, mgr.).— William 
Collier still doing good business In "Never 
Say Die." 

FINE ARTS (Arthur Blssell, mgr.; Albert 
Perry, bus. mgr.).--Edlth Vfynno Matthlson 
and company In repertoire. 

CHICAGO O. H. (George Kingsbury, mgr ) 
—Last week of "The Escape." mid lust week 
of house as a theatre. 

VICTORIA (Alfred Spink, mgr.).— "Uncle 
Tom's Cabin." 

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NATIONAL (John Barrett, mgr.).— "A Ro- 
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When the Linden Is turned over to the 
Pantages office next season It will be renamed 
the Englewood. The regular Pantages road 
shows will be played. 

The parks will get Into line during the 
next few weeks. Jim Matthews has scheduled 
a few openings. Chester Park. Cincinnati. 
May 11. Electric Park. Kansas City. May 18; 
Auburt. Penroso and California parks. St. 
Louis. May 19; Wonderland, Wichita. 'Kan . 
May 18; Riverside. Hutchinson. Kan., May 18. 

G. Franklyn White has gone out In ad- 
vance of the tabs which will plsy over the 
Cort Circuit. White will do the general ad- 
vance work and also make arrangements for 
filling In with one nighters the various Jumps 
necessary. Besides White each show will 
carry a man also. 



"Knight on a Roof Garden," put out by I. 
H. Welngarten and Frank Damsel, closed 
last week. 



The Musical Nosses have entered suit for 
$10,000 against the Peoria Star, which printed 
a story against Nobs given out by a father 
of one of the girls In the act. The father 
claimed that Noss Influenced his daughter 
against him. The girl had been with the 
turn for three years and her refusal to supply 
her parent with money was the cause of the 
story. 

Mrs. A. Starr Best of Evansten was elected 
president of the Drama League of America 
at the annual meeting last Saturday. Mrs. 
Walter R. Ka telle, of Chicago, was made sec- 
retary and William T. Abbott, of Chicago Is 
treasurer. The meeting closed with a ban- 
quet In the red room of the Hotel LaSalle, 
Saturday night. 

Minnie Palmer and Harry Shean have a 
new act called "The Orange Blossoms." 

Frank Q. Doyle will book the Delmar Gar- 
dens, St. Louis, out of the Jones, Llnlck * 
Schaeffer booking offices. 



Alfred Hamburger will have another south 
side house next season which will seat 1.400. 
It will be ready to open next February. 

Patrlcola will return to Morse's Gardens 
May 11 to remain all summer. 

It has been decided to give Thursday mati- 
nees of "When Dreams Come True" at the 
Garrlck. 



T. C. Gleason has organized a stock circuit 
which will play the outlying theatres during 
the summer. He will begin operations late 
In May and "The Unwritten Law" will be one 
of the first shows he will put on. 

Waterloo and La Crosse, Wis., will do away 
with W. V. M. A. vaudeville for the sum- 
mer May 12, when a picture policy will be 
Installed In both towns. 



Lottie Mayer was ordered by the I. A. T. 
S. E. to carry a union man with her In the 
future. Miss Mayer, who does a diving act. 
has for the present avoided the Issue through 
a clever subterfuge. 

Charlotto Nllson expects to appear In Chi- 
cago some time next month In a play called 
"Deborah." Le Grande Howland Is the author 
and It In said Frank Gllmour will be the 
leading man. 



President Wilson pressed the button that 
opened "The World In Chicago" show at the 
Coliseum and Auditorium. Saturday, May 8. 



George M. Cohan, who Is appearing at Co- 
han's C. o. H. In "Broadway Jones." tendered 
a dinner to Hnrry Hidings, manager of the 
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Bessie M. Morton, a member of the Joseph 
It. Cutler company playing In "The Rural 
Substitute," was thrown from a street car 
Monday night In Chicago and injured so that 
she wttR compelled to give up her work. 



It Is now announced that the Empire will 
(loPt- Muy 10, and there is a possibility that 
It may never open again as a burlesque house. 
The Star and Garter, on the west »ld*. also, 
will close May 17. 



Ktllth Wynne Matthlson appeared In "The 
Terrible Meek." a play by Charles Rann Ken- 
nedy, Monday night at the Fine Arts theatre, 
and created a profound impression. 



May 5. the fittings and furnishings of the 
Chicago Opera House will be put up at auc- 
tion and disposed of to the highest bidders. 
There are also many properties in the house 
which have been used by some of the most 
famous stars on the American stage. 



SAN FRANCISCO 

By HARRY BONNELL 

VARIETY'S 
SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE 

PANTAOBsV THBATBK BLDO. 
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COLUMBIA (Gottlob. Marx A Co.. mgrs. ; 
K. & E. ). — "Fine Feathers"; current week 
only; next, Maude Adams, in "Peter Pan." 

CORT (Homer F. Curran. mgr. ; Shuberts). 
•The Tlk Tok Man of Oz" ; second week of a 
gratlfylngly successful engagement. 

ALCAZAR (Belasco & Mayer. mgrB. ).— 
ChaB. Waldron and Madeleine Louis in dra- 
matic stock. 



With a rather unusually large passenger 
list of 297, the steamship Ventura from Syd- 
ney, Australia, reached this port April 25, 
Just a day behind her regular schedule. A 
theatrical representation of more than or- 
dinary proportions was on board, including 
J. C. Williamson, the "legit" impresario of 
Australia, who suffered severely on the voy- 
age across the Pacific from a serious illness. 
His condition is understood to have been some- 
what improved when he arrived here, but he 
was still sick enough to necessitate keeping 
to his room at the Palace Hotel, where he 
Is registered. Following his convalescence, 
Manager Williamson will depart for the east, 
where he will look up some suitable plays 
for his Australian circuit. From New York 
City he will sail to London, where he is to 
be Joined by Mrs. Williamson. Later they 
will take passage from there to Sydney 
via South Africa. Jules Simpson was an- 
other Ventura passenger, and returns here 
as the booking representative of the Bren- 
nan-Fuller vaudeville circuit, with which con- 
cern he has re-established himself on better 
terms than ever. He will reopen an office 
here in the immediate future. Simpson is 
registered at the Hotel Stewart, where his 
old arch-enemy and general manager of the 
Honolulu Consolidated Amusement Co. is also 
quartered. The Ventura also brought a van- 
guard of some ten members of the "strand- 
ed" Bud Atkinson Wild West Show, includ- 
ing General Agent H. S. Rowe and wife, Bert 
Morphy, Tex McCloud, A. Dacoma and wife, 
H. Dacoma and wife, R. J. Swain, George 
White. M. McCarthy and C. Kllpatrlck. A 
majority if not all of these people traveled 
first class on the voyage over from here and 
in nearly every case were considered lucky 
to get back home on a second class arrange- 
ment. Some sixteen more of the Atkinson 
troopers were left behind in Australia, and If 
the benefit show that Hugh Mcintosh has 
been arranging at the Tivoll, Sydney, turns 
out successfully, they will In all probability 
<ome back home on the next steamer from 
that port. Bud Atkinson, from all reports, 
succeeded In getting himself In public dis- 
favor there when the "strand" came. He is 
alleged to have gotten "under cover" with 
the show receipts after the opening instead 
<>f paying salaries, and has since migrated 
to West Australia on a mission of launching 
some sort of a picture show enterprise. Mis- 
management Is said to have been very greatly 
responsible for the failure of the Atkinson 
wild west venture, although following the un- 
successful opening at Sydney, they were up 
against six straight weeks of rainy weather 
In Melbourne, where the outfit hit the reefs 
and closed down. Where the management 
made one very fatal mistake was in not 
taking along their own stock instead of buy- 
ing up Australia horses, as they did. The 
Antlpodeon public refused to accept an Am- 
erican wild west show without American ani- 
mals, and showed the disapproval of the 
policy by wlth-holdlng its patronage. The 
Hughes Musical Comedy Company, which 
sailed from here a few months ago and 
played a short jump-breaking engagement 
at Honolulu, is reported to be a sensational 
hit at the Bijou. Melbourne, a house hereto- 
fore known as the prize "white elephant" of 
AuHtralla. Hughes and his American enter- 
tainers, playing at popular pikes, have been 
able to chase away the Jinx with a little 
piece entitled "The Grafters." for eight or 
more consecutive weeks and at big; business. 
The success of the engagement Is said to 
have astounded the Antlpodeon impresarios 
t<> «u«h an extent that J. C. Williamson is 
understood to have offered Hughes a tour of 
the formers circuit of legit theatres. This 
is record* d as the second venture there of an 
American show of this character, the first 
one about seven years ago and a reported 
failure, being rredidtrd to Kolb and Dill. 
The present succt ss of the Hughes outfit has 
had the. effect of causing Australian managers 
!.. look about for similar attractions and in 
•his particular connection. the Ventura 
brought over K. .T Carroll, who with his wife 
are registered at the Falrmount Hotel. Car- 
roll Is Interested In a business way with Di- 



Dear Sime: 

You might split Albee and 
Murdock, but you can't split 
Inness and Ryan. 

MAUD RYAN 

(Referring to review of Columbia Theatre bill in Variety, April 25, 1913) 



rector General Ben J. Fuller of the Brennan- 
Fuller circuit and one of his missions here 
is to arrange with some good musical comedy 
combination for an early tour of that country. 
Carroll will remain here about a fortnight 
and will then go to New York City before 
returning to Australia. Included In the Aus- 
tralian gossip that came In on the Ventura 
is the news that J. D. Williams, not very 
long ago the big noise over there In motion 
picture circles, and the head of a big cor- 
poration bearing his name, has succeeded by 
a close margin In clearing himself of the 
charges for which he was arrested a short 
time ago and subsequently balled on a heavy 
surety bond. An effort was made to nail 
him on suspicion of having instigated his 
manager, a native by the name of Lloyd, to 
forge the signatures of persons interested In 
the company In order to float 40,000 one- 
pound shares of stock of the company. Lloyd 
is serving a year's term In prison for his 
activities in the transaction. Williams has 
since been eliminated from the managing di- 
rectorate of the concern and one William 
Miller has succeeded him as president. 



The entire western end of the old Chutes 
Park on Fillmore street, between Eddy and 
Turk streets, this city. Is being improved by 
the erection of a business block of stores on 
the site. 



Eddie Foy in "Over the River," will be the 
next attraction here at the Cort. 



Late reports from Australia indicate that 
the Brennan-Fuller Circuit is forging ahead 
at a satisfactory rate of speed and what 
promises to give it a greater Impetus Is an 
arrangement that Is being made to amalga- 
mate with the Carroll circuit In Queensland, 
whereby eight additional weeks will Increase 
the total playing time of the tour to twenty- 
eight weeks. 



That Australians take kindly to Irish plays 
of the right sort is evidenced by the recent 
success of Allen Doone and his company, who 
are reported to have been doing remarkably 
well on the Marlow circuit in that country. 



Representative Jules Simpson contradicts 
the contention or Sam Blair that "Doc" Wil- 
bur Emmett Carlton, former advance repre- 
sentative in Hawaii for Dr. Frederick A. 
Cook, betrayed Blair to his former employers, 
the Consolidated Amusement Company of 
Honolulu In connection with Blair's interest 
in the recent Cook tour. Simpson declares 
that the "power of attorney" which Carlton 
is alleged to have passed into the hands of 
the Consolidated Company's officials, was, in- 
stead given to Simpson on the latter's trip to 
Australia for no reason particularly than to 
prevent it falling Into the handB of any un- 
scrupulous and scheming enemies of Blair. 
Carlton, who is now in Australia, is reported 
to be managing the business affairs there of 
a couple of pugilists. 



A forceful illustration of how vaudeville 
acts of real merit are frequently made to 
"frost" by bonehead theatre managers pos- 
ing In the role of "wise guys," was presented 
here at the Empress last week, when the 
success of one "turn," that of Kenney and 
Hollls In particular, was sacrificed in order 
that an "extra added" attraction (and a 
"lemon" at that) might be sent over for a 
hit. Opening Sunday In a nice spot and 
going big, this team was shifted Monday to 
the position next to closing and Just pre- 
ceding Qrauman and Qorham's prise "fliv," 
"Twenty Minutes at the Chickens' Ball," 
nothing more than their New Year's Eve 
Cabaret act presented here a few weeks ago. 
very badly done over. Instead of being able 
to quit while the going was good, Kenney 
and Hollls were obliged to linger and "stair 
with a lot of dull closing routine in order to 
permit the set being made for the "chicken" 
thing. The effect was ruinous to their act. 
whereas a shorter routine of such bright 
and breezy chatter as they opened with 
would have landed them In the hit column, 
aa it Is understood to have done all along 
the circuit. As for the Grauman-Oorham 
offering. It proved such a Joke a goodly por- 
tion of the audience Monday afternoon got 
up and left the theatre In apparent disgust 
before the final ensemble number was fin 
ished. This Is the sort of an attraction, too, 
featured In the marquee electrics in front of 
the house to the exclusion of every other 
meritorious circuit offering with the one ex- 
ception of Al Lewis and Co. in "The New 
Leader." 



The "split week" policy Is in operation at 
the Hippodrome, where Wednesday and Sun- 
days are the opening days of the new shows. 



$60 a front foot is the price exacted of 
concessionaires for locations at the Panama - 
Pacific Exposition. Up until very recently, 
half of thlr amount was payable at the time 
the concessions were granted, but now it is 
understood that the entire rental fee is being 
Insisted upon by the fair directors. The con- 
cession agreements also provide for a split 
of 26 per cent, of the gross receipts to the 
Exposition company. 



An amateur up until last week, Gladys Spl- 
ro, daughter of ex-Police Commissioner I. H. 
Splro of this city, went on here at Pantages' 
theatre and made good as a singing single to 
the extent that she is being featured this week 
in Oakland as well as holding contracts for 
the entire circuit tour, reopening at Cal- 
gary a week hence. In August Miss Splro Is 
scheduled to leave here for New York City, 
where a big time opening Is reported to be 
In process of arrangement for her. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ward Caulfleld, a Sulllvan- 
Consldine Circuit act that appeared here on 
the bill of the Empress week before last, 
"split" last week between the Republic and 
Majestic theatres for the Weetern States 
Vaudeville Association. 



The Alaskan-Siberian pictures have been 
succeeded at the Savoy by the "Prisoner of 
Zenda" films, in which James K. Hackett is 
featured. The latter showing 1 is limited to 
one more week. 



Brown & Foster, and Marie Herdlicka, art- 
two acts that have enjoyed the distinction 
lately of playing full weeks here for the 
Western States Vaudeville Association Instead 
of "splits," which is the customary policy 
In the W. S. V. A. houses. These acts have 
started back towards the east via the Bert 
Levey and Pantages routes. 



The Sutter "movie" theatre, formerly the 
Victor, on Sutter street, has been dark lately. 
A sign announces there will be a reopening 
shortly. 



Raymond Teal, who returned here a few 
weeks ago with his musical comedy company 
after a tour of the Orient, opened April 27 
at San Jose on the W. 8. V. A. time with a 
blackface single turn. 



An old-fashioned minstrel show was given 
here April 26-26 In Knights of Columbus Hall. 



LAUGH— SCREAM-RIOT 

WILLIAM SISTO & CO 

The Great Italian Comedian 



M 



SENSATIONAL HIT 

With Manchester's "Cracker Jacks' 
AT LIBERTY 

CalumMe Theatre, New Verk, Neat Weak (May 6) 



VARIETY 



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The producer and one of the end men was 
"Billy" Hynei, an old-timer who played 
"end" against the renowned "Billy" Emerson 
here at the Buah street theatre years ago, 
when the theatrical colony of San Francisco 
was in its Infancy. 



Ray Vosburgh, this last season property 
man at the Century, Los Angeles, is here In 
the same capacity with "The Tlk Tok Man" 
at the Cort. 



V. K. Bnowden has lately arrived here 
from the east and holds credentials that make 
him the Joint representative of a trio of New 
York City music publishers. 



After dividing a week or ten days between 
this city and his stock farm at Woodland, 
near Sacramento, and a sale of trotting and 
pacing horses at Pleasanton, John Consldlne 
has returned to his home and coast circuit 
headquarters in Seattle. 



The attractions at Idora Park, Oakland, 
have been augmented by the new racing 
coaster which was formally opened for busi- 
ness April 27. 



Roy Clements has recovered sufficiently from 
the recent injury to his knee to be able to 
resume his acting at the Alcazar theatre in 
this city. 



Pantagea' "funny ways'' have continued to 
grow so much "funnier" of late until now 
the general circuit conditions have at last 
rp.iched a point where from the standpoint of 
the performer at least, the situation is so se- 
rious it looks as though the time had ar- 
rived for the profession to get together in 
some substantial way for mutual protection 
against what might be termed the unfair 
treatment that is being meted out here to 
migrating artists In such a high-handed and 
merciless manner. While players were yet 
able to come back this way from San Diego 
and put in a few weeks either for the West- 
ern States Vaudeville Association or Bert Le- 
vey before continuing on their way eastward, 
there was a possible chance for them to con- 
clude the tour with some semblance of a 
balance on the profit page of the ledger, but 
of late the complexion of things has taken 
on a vastly different color as the direct result 
of what appears to be a brand new move on 
the Pantages checker board. This new angle 
of the circuit chief's policy consists in brief 
of "farming out" one or two acts here week- 
ly to the W. S. V. A. for a couple of weeks, 
after the seventh week of the original "ten 
or more" of the tour has been played, and 
substituting the same number of local offer- 
ings with the inequitable form of coast con- 
tracts and frequently for less money than 
the cost of the regular circuit acts. Charles 
L. Cole, Pantages' representative here, is 
quoted as saying that this Is now a regular 
fixed policy of the circuit head. The bad fea- 
ture of this arrangement was recently dem- 
onstrated In the case of Lola Milton, who 
was put to the extra expense of transporta- 
tion and baggage excess to Sacramento and 
return, and was then instructed to make a 
Jump from here to Denver, and probably with 
the tenth week of the tour to be played in 
St. Joe, Instead of permitting her to play 
Oakland, Los Angeles and San Diego, as 
the custom has been In the past. After hav- 
ing paid a total of $135 out of their earn- 
ings for the "blanket" ticket that would take 
them over the circuit as far as St. Joe, an act 
was shipped from here to San Jose last week 
at their own additional transportation ex- 
pense, to play their ninth week for the West- 
ern States people and obediently went there 
with the expectation, as they declared, of 
being Instructed to Jump through to Denver 
for their tenth and final week, the eighth 
week having been played here at the Repub- 
lic the week previous. Getting at the real 
kernel of the nut. the actual root of the evil 
is the Pantages form of contracts, which are 
about the most unbusinesslike sort of agree- 
ments imaginable. While of the "play or 
pay" brand so far as assuring the artist at 
least "ten weeks," the contracts, in marked 
contrast to the equitable Sulllvan-Consldlne 
agreements, do not specify in any way where 
the "ten weeks" are to be played except on 
Pantages' circuit and opening at Calgary. As 
these contracts arc framed, the circuit man- 
agement Is not bound to confine the work of 
the attractions to the Pantages theatres and 
as in the case of Beth Lamar (who was 
lumped from Oakland last week to a small 
opposition house in San Diego) there Is no 
forbidding restraint that can prevent Pan- 
tages from Jumping the acts about as his 
pleasure and fancy directs. 



A communication Is understood to have 
been sent to the Consolidated Amusement 
Co. in Honolulu a few weeks ago by State 
Labor Commissioner McLaughlin of this city 
to the effect that unless contracts made with 
vaudeville artists here are respected in Ha- 
waii, steps would be taken to prevent any 
agency here from booking attractions for the 
former concern. This warning edict Is be- 
lieved to have had a lot to do with the Con- 
solidated Company reconsidering their an- 
nounced determination not to play Tom Mc- 
Oulrc and the Five Avolos over there, on 
"play or pay" contracts. 

Santa Barbara is shortly to have a new 
theatre for the exclusive set, a playhouse 
that Ih expected to be to Santa Barbara what 
the T.lttle Theatre Is to New York City. Mrs. 
William Miller Graham Is leading the move- 
ment, and her efforts as a promoter have 
lately extended to San Francisco, where she 
has succeeded in eliciting the Interest and 
financial support and Influence of a number 
of society folks. 

Both houses of the Legislature at Sacra- 
mento have passed a bill providing for the 
appropriation of $2,600 for the preservation 
and Improvement of the historic old theatre 
building and grounds at Monterey, this state. 
This Is one of the early-day structures se- 
cured from the mists of the past through the 



efforts of an energetic campaign led by a 
dally morning newspaper of this city. 

The trial of Qoo Tai Chong, the alleged 
defaulting cashier of a leading savings in- 
stitution in Honolulu and a former head of 
the Consolidated Amusement Co. of that city, 
Is in progress there. 

Max Dill, of the Musical comedy team of 
Kolb and Dill, is authority for the statement 
that late this month that combination of 
entertainers are to sail for Honolulu to play 
a four weeks' engagement for the Consoli- 
dated Amusement Co. of that city. The play- 
ing contract is understood to be a guarantee 
nature. 



Richard Kipling, son-in-law of President 
Magoon of the Consolidated Amusement Co. 
of Honolulu, has formally accepted the ap- 
pointment of booking representative In this 
city for that concern. Contrary to the ar- 
rangements of General Manager Robert Mc- 
Greer, the new representative has declined to 
be assigned desk room in any particular book- 
ing agency and is planning to open an office 
by himself, where he will be In an Independ- 
ent position that will permit of him being on 
equally friendly terms with any and all of 
the local agents. 



Thomas MacLarnl« retired from the pro- 
duction of "Oliver Twist" at the conclusion 
of the recent engagement here at the Cort 
and went back to Los Angeles to Join the 
Morosco theatre stock company. Will Chap- 
man succeeded him in the Nat Goodwin show. 



Scarcely a day passes that "The Tlk Tok 
Man" Is not given a touch here of the process 
of "elimination and adding to." Since the 
opening night, L. Frank Baum, the author, 
has added several new comedy scenes, while 
Louis F. Gottschalk, the composer of the mu- 
sic, has Introduced a couple of new song 
numbers. A few days ago the personnel of 
the acting company was augmented by Charles 
Purcell, the original "Chocolate Soldier," who 
was assigned to the singing role of Private 
Files, and by Edith Decker, formerly of "The 
Rose Maid" company, who was given the 
vocal part of Princess Ozma. 

An Ice palace of spacious proportions Is one 
of the latest concessions granted by the offi- 
cials of the Panama-Pacific Exposition. In 
connection with the attraction is to be a 
hippodrome. Frank and Lester Patrick, pro- 
prietors of Ice palaces in Vancouver, Victoria 
and other cities of the northwest, are the 
concessionaires, and their pjrtfpbsitlon Is said 
to represent an approximate Investment here- 
of $200,000. 



The latest report from the State lawmakers' 
camp In Sacramento indicates the Owens bill 
providing for the prohibition of the sale of 
Intoxicants between the hours of 1 and 5 a. m.. 
will become a law shortly. 



Mindell Kingston, widow of the late John 
World, recently came out of retirement long 
enough to appear at the Flood Sufferers' 
benefits in Oakland and In this city, and now 
an unconfirmed report says that she Is to 
play a vaudeville engagement In Honolulu 
next month (June) and is also to open on the 
Orpheum Circuit shortly In a single turn. 



Thomas J. G. Jacques, known hereabouts as 
a cafe entertainer, has been made the de- 
fendant In a suit for divorce instituted by his 
wife, Louise Jacques, a non-professional, and 
who alleges that he deserted her and their 
3 H -year-old daughter about a year and a 
half ago. 



The directorate of the Lyric moving pic- 
ture theatre In this city are in a dispute that 
reached a civil court climax April 24, when 
Emll Kehrleln, president of the corporation 
operating the resort, brought suit for a writ 
of mandate to compel James T. Turner, vlcc- 
presldent, and E. B. Johnson, secretary, to 
surrender to an expert public accountant, the 
books of the company. Kehrleln alleges that 
he has been repeatedly denied the right and 
privilege to examine the books in order that 
he might ascertain to his satisfaction whether 
or not he has been receiving his Just share of 
the profits of the theatre. 



LOS ANGELES 

By GARDNER BRADFORD. 

ORPHEUM (Clarence Droun, mgr. ). — Week 
21. Sam Mann In "The New Leader," and the 
Big City Four even for headline honor.". 
Harry Richards and Bessie Kyle close second. 
Mme. La Tosca and Co., high class musical 
act, appreciated. Will Dillon not holding up 
well; Dorothy Harris, greater hit than last 
week. Dlgby Bell and the Great Tornadoes, 
well received. 

EMPRESS (Deane Worley. mgr.; K-O - 
"The Rose of Mexico." lives up to Its hendllne 
hilling. Wealth of fine dancing. Olendower 
A Manlon receive a dally ovation on account 
of former stock work here. The Skaters Bl 
Jouve, Jeanle Fletcher with her songs, and 
Dow and Dow, slapstick comedians, all earned 
curtain calls. Welch. Mealy and Montrose, 
laugh feature. 

PANTAGES (Carl Walker, mgr. ) l/i Ks- 
tralllta. headline honors. Charles Sw t. mu- 
sical burglar, popular. Valentine and Bell 
opened the show. Emll Subers. well re- 
ceived. Crescent City Quartet and the Flor- 
enz Family, complete good bill 

REPUBLIC (Bob Cunnlnch;im. m*r . . iicnt. 
Bert Levey). — Bill varied and interesting Ath- 
letic Gordons and Three Campbells carried 
away first honors. Fred Trwln. encores; Kur- 
tls A Roosters, novelty. 



The sudden booking of "The Belle of ('bin ■- 
town" Into Los Angeles turned a good bill 
upside down and caused no end of trouble 
for the advertising department. There are 
28 people In the act. 

At the Century, where the Messrs. Loewen 



have been having splendid succchh with music- 
al stock, several important changes were made 
this week. Flo Sherlock, former soubret with 
No. 1 "Prince of Tonight" company, Iiih 
Joined, as has Frank Lloyd, last here in the 
Pantages act, "The Two Thieves." 



Bud Duncan, lute with the Allan Curtis 
Company at Salt Lake, will also appear at 
the Burbank. 



"Over the River," is the hint "Syndicate" 
attraction that has played the Independent 
theatre here. Business capacity. 



MAJESTIC (Oliver Morosco. mgr). -Kolb 
and Dill. 

MASON (Will Wyatt, mgr.). — Maude Ad- 
ams. 

MOR08CO (Oliver Morosco, mgr i. "Old 
Heidelberg." 

BURBANK (Oliver Morosco, mgr. ). — "(Jet 
Rich Quick Walllngford." 

CENTURY (Messrs. Loewen. mgrs. ). Mu- 
sical Stock. 



PHILADELPHIA 

By OIORGB M. YOU ft U. 

KEITH'S (H. T. Jordon. mgr. ; agent, U. 
B. O.).— With the talking pictures In the clos- 
ing position where they had no chance to slow 
up the running, this week's bill ran on an 
eren balance all the way and It waa a yery 
smooth and entertaining show Monday night 
with the house nicely filled. Laughs were 
well distributed, the show picking up strongly 
down near the finish, where it helped a lot. 
A pleasing feature was added by the Sym- 
phony Club Band composed of 65 boys under 
the leadership of Cavalier Lorenzo Pupilla. 
This is a "local," produced under the direction 
of Manager Harry T. Jordon. The boys are 
mostly foreigners and were given their musi- 
cal education through the philanthropy of A. 
Flelsher. They are good musicians, play 
catchy music and their offering was the re- 
cipient of warm recognition. While the value 
of the act to vaudeville Is purely local it 
proved a pleasing feature of the bill. "The 
Purple Lady," a Rolfe production with Ralph 
Lynn featured proved very entertaining. It 
Is principally the efforts of Lynn which puts 
the sketch over for the producer has given 
him light support. There are a few girls 
who do little else but skip about and fill in, 
but Lynn's comedy gets the laughs and Mer- 
cedes Lorenze adds something from the fe- 
male side. The skit Is prettily staged. Down 
next to closing Sam and Kitty Morton landed 
a great big laughing hit with their singing 
and talking skit. It is one of the old style 
bits, except that the couple -have a dressy 
finish to follow the character bit which Is a 
scream. The Mortons are of the old school 
but retain all their entertaining ability and 
It Is refreshing these days. A capital sketch 
which starts and finishes with a high mark 
of merit and sags In the middle is "The Girl 
from Chllds," presented by Hal Davis and 
Inez McCauley. There are several little twists 
of comedy and sentiment running through the 
playlet which gives It a new touch and It Is 
very well played. Miss McCauley proves that 
It is possible to play a waitress without being 
tough though slangy and hers Is a dandy bit 
of work. The talk and action drags for a 
few minutes, but It has a happy ending and 
got over nicely. Minnie Allen is a stranger 
along the vaudeville route with an odd little 
Idea of a "single" act which shows real class. 
Few will remember her for what she did, but 
those who see her now will like her for she 
has a novelty and they are hard to find. 
The piano bit could be Improved. A singing 
four called Those Four Entertainers got 
away with a liberal share of the honors. The 
boys go in for a little comedy and this car- 
ries them along well, the bass fellow In 
blackface getting his stuff over without much 
effort, and the harmony holds up the solo 
work. Having a one point lead on the "talk- 
ers" enabled the DeLasso Brothers casting 
act to show to a seated house and their rou- 
tine of showy tricks scored a hit for them. 
It's one of the very best acts of Its kind 
Been. The Morrlssey Trio, singing and danc- 
ing, finished well through some neat soft 
shoe stepping, and Caron and Herbert did 
very well as the opener. 

LIBERTY (M. W. Taylor, mgr.; agent. 
Taylor Agency). — With so much opposition 
promised this house when the Metropolitan 
and Orand Opera House are opened with 
"pop" vaudeville. It Is Interesting to note the 
great business at the Liberty. With the sun 
shining brightly and overy Inducement of- 
fered to keep patronage down, the house held 
capacity Monday afternoon. the sale of 
tickets being stopped before the curtain went 
up. It was an average bill, playing well 
without any single turn standing out for bi« 
honors. "The Star Bout" w;is the feature and 
t.he boxing finish took Hcveral curtains. The 
sketch does not seem to be an well phived as 
when It first hit the small time, hut the fin- 
ish Is sure fire In the "pop" hotiHes. Mal- 
llnger and Reynolds gave the show n nice start 
with a comedy wire act. Anthony and Uoss 
finished well with their dancing and their 
Lilk got over for many laughs, though they 
hold on pretty long. It was the big house 
which helped this pair as much as anything. 
The Three Blttners In the sentimental skit. 
"The Waif," got all the sketch deserved. Its 
succchh hangs on thn work of the little girl 
and she handled a mushy part, very well. 
Alice Perry, a midget, and Ilerr WHhelml, 
who acts an musical director for the woman's 
songs and does n couple of impersonations of 
famous musicians while in the orchestra pit. 
pleased. There |s not much to the net hut 
the little woman and she get- by on her voice 
The Aerial Lester-; closed, off'-ring n showy act 
for this spot They have a routine of trapeze 
and aerial tricks which look well and build 
up the finish with the use of musical Instru 
ments I f 's a good act to close any small 
time til 1 1. There were pictures at both cuds 
and the middle of tho bill. 



I HAVE PLAYED 

The best Tabloids in the 
business B UT I endorse 

LEW CANTOR'S 

"A TRIP 



JOYVILLE 



written and staged by Will J. 
Harris as the best Tabloid that 
ever played my theatre. 

|Wky???? Because] 

IT'S AS 6000 AS A TWO DOL- 
LAR PR0D0CTI0N. 

THE CHORUS IS BEAUTIFUL. 

THE IDEA IS CLEVER. 

A SCREAM A SEC0HD. 

THE C0MEDT CLEAN. 

THE MUSIC CATCHY. 

THE COMEDIANS FUNNY. 

THE SCENERY SPECTACULAR. 

THE DAHCIHG PRETTY. 

EVERYBODY DOES SOMETHING. 

THE SHOW IS SNAPPY. 

THREE COMPLETE CHARGES 
OF SCEHERY. 

HERE IT COMES HDW. 

IT BROKE all HOUSE RECORDS. 

W. B. RUSSELL 

MANAGER 

Majestic Theatre 

CHATTANOOGA, TENN. 

This Week (April 28) Bijou, 
Knoxville, Tenn. Next Week 
(May 5) Victoria, Charleston, 
S.C. (May \2) Orpheum, Jack- 
sonville, Fla. 



24 



VARIETY 



HOWARD THURSTON 



langdon Mccormick 



thurston, Mccormick co., inc. 



WHIRLWIND 



SUCCESS 



EXPRESS TRAIN 



NTINI 
AUTOMOBILE RACE 



"HONEYMOON EXPRESS/' Winter Garden, New York 



MILE-A-MINUTE 
"COME OVER HERE/' London Opera House 



Protected and Booked in all European Countries 

Could not be surpassed, even at Drury Lane — London "Times." The greatest thing in stage mechanics ever seen in 

Startled the audience into an outburst of cheering — London "Standard." this country — "Lloyds's London News." 



VICTORIA (Jay Mastbaum. mgr. ; booked 
direct).— Millie DeLeon, "The Girl in Blue." 
is distributing garters, a few kisses to will- 
ing onea from the audience ahd giving Just a 
suggestion of a "wiggle," as the feature 
offering here this week. The name is still 
good for the box-office and It looked early 
this week aa If "The Girl" was going to 
hang up a record. Millie doesn't know much 
about this "pop" vaudeville game, but she 
kno-rs how to "kid" her way through and 
make them like it. She's a real heaJliner 
here this week. The rest of the bill holds up 
to the usual average. The Monkey Cabaret 
was a big hit and proved a novelty. Two 
singing acts of different character and well 
above the usual heard, pulled down liberal 
honors. One was Sterling and Chapman, a 
8cotch pair that had class all over, and 
the other was Coffman and Carroll, a black- 
face team, man and woman, whose singing 
scored solidly. The Barretts, with some 
nifty hat Juggling and comedy, went through 
In good style. Vera Bettinl. a singing sin- 
gle mixed up a few character songs with 
good results. La Mont and Hurley did very 
well with their novelty musical act, each 
doing a triple number and Dan McQarrlgan 
appeared with a sohg sheet. 

VICTORIA (B. L. Perry, mgr.; booked di- 
rect). — Pitch Cooper looked like the one best 
bet on this week's bill, the "rube" feller with 
the singing saw musical bits cleaning up for 
fair. "The Suffragette Cabaret" was fea- 
tured and as a minstrel first part act. 
Is poorly named. The girls pull the act 
through, a very good little "sister team" and 
a clever "rag" singer being in the bunch. 
The "ends" are only fairly taken care of. The 
"minstrel" Idea is popular with Manager 
Perry, but this one falls a- bit shy. One of 
the gags by Billy Hawkins ought to be cut 
quick. Bendenhoa and Barroffs have an 
acrobatic novelty act which met with warm 
favor. Elsa Clifford has blossomed out as a 
very promising "single." She was formerly 
the better half of a "sister-team," but can 
go It alone on what she has to offer on looks, 
vocal and musical ability. If she can pick 
up a couple of songs for the piano bit. with 
Just a little snap to them, she will have a very 
successful act. They liked her here. Some 
fancy shooting tricks were shown by Whirl- 
wind and Wyema. Clara Throp offered a 
single which needs brushing up. The talk Is 
holding her back. She does her beat with 
the finishing song and she got a hand for her 
"Bernhardt" bit that was a surprise. Billy 
Tracey sang with a song sheet and Barlow 
and Kraus showed a very small time dancing 
act. 

Jack Nlxon-Nlrdllnger, son of Fred O. 
Ntxon-Nlrdllnger. won two blue ribbons and 
two cups at the indoor horse show last week 
with Queen, exhibited by himself. The win- 
ner will be entered in all the ring exhibitions 
in this vicinity this season. 

McOevltt. Kelly and Lucy sailed for London 
this week. The set is booked for several 
weeks on the other side. Miss Lucy was 
around hunting up cures for sea-sickness. 

"Elizabeth. Connell. 28 years old. fell dead 
whllo witnessing the Rhow at the William 
Penn Mondiv nlfcht. Heart disease was the 
rnuse of death. 



Market streets will be called the Stanley. It 
will be equipped for vaudeville and pictures. 
Jules Mabtbaum is president of the company- 
Albert Cohen, Vice-president; Joseph Mast- 
baum, treasurer, and Horace Stern, secretary, 
are the other officers. No date has been set 
for the opening. 

BOSTON 

By J. OOOLTZ. 

80 Summer Street. 

KEITH'S (Harry E. Gustin, mgr.; agent. 
U. B. O.). — First rate show. James Thorn- 
ton, wonderful reception. This is said to be 
hla first appearance at the local house in 14 
years. McConnell and Simpson, good; Ray 
Conlln, fine; DuCallon, thriller; P. O'Malley 
Jennings A Edna Dorman, good; Three Leigh- 
tons, hit; Manning, Moore A O'Rourke, good; 
Two Georges, pleased; "Mazeppa," (horse), 
unique. 

HOLLIS (Charles J. Rich. res. mgr.). — Dark 
for the season. First of the legitimate houses 
to shut down. "Kismet," closed Its season 
Saturday night. 



cording secretary, M. P. Pickering; financial 
secretary, John. J. Barry; business agent. John 
J. Barry; executive board. Fred J. Dempsey; 
W. r Gaul. M. P. Pickering. Joseph F. Haley, 
T. J. Callaghan. Thomas Keenan, W M. Gal- 
lagher, James H. Duffy and James O'Rourke. 



Again she started and got as far as New York 
when she received a wire with the informa- 
tion that her successor Ida Brooks Hunt would 
have to leave the cast Back to Boston she 
hurried and arrived in time to save the Thurs- 
day night's performance. She is still on the 
Job. 



Eleanor Gordon, who closed with "Kismet" 
at the Hollis last Saturday night, had a bit 
of hard luck before leaving this city. 'After 
the last performance, when coming out the 
stage door she swooned. A number of by- 
standers went to her assistance. When she 
recovered from the faint, she found that her 
gold mesh bag, containing $200 was gone. 
The matter was reported to the police, who 
on investigation, stated that a young man had 
been the bag snatcher and had run away. 

Downing and Wheeling's Circus has been 
refused a license to appear In Quinsy on Me- 
morial Day. Mayor Stone did the refusing. 
The town has been plastered with all sorts 
of advertising about the circus. Mayor Stone 
refused on the ground that the young people 
were being led away from the real observances 
of the day by frivolous attractions. 



The first of the children's plays to be pro- 
duced here, was put on Tuesday afternoon at 
the Plymouth. "The Magic Rose" was played 
by the Clara Barteaux Plays for Children 
Company. Attendance good. 

Mayor John F. Hurley of Salem, with his 
high silk hat, has joined the forces of the 
United 8tates Moving Picture Co. for one per- 
formance or appearance. He Is to be the cen- 
tral figure In the burning of his dwelling at 
Salem and Is to be the brave rescuer, too. 
Mayor Hurley wears his silk hat at an angle 
and In the pictures he Is to have it on during 
all the thrilling scenes The queer part of 
the entire proceedings Is the fact that last 
week His Honor Issued an edit that all pic- 
ture shows and other entertainments must 
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PARK (Charles J. Rich, res. mgr. ).— "Blind- 
ness of Virtue." Widely advertised and may 
do considerable business. 

COLONIAL (Charles J. Rich. rrs. mgr.). — 
"The Chocolate Soldier." doing: real w«.-ll. Last 
week. "Sweethearts" Monday night. 

MAJESTIC (E. D. Smith, res. mgr.).— "The 
Bird of Paradise." Increasing In popularity. 
Second week. One more week. 

8HUBERT (E. D. Smith, res. mgr.).— "The 
Firefly," with Trentlni, doing as well as any 
show in town. Next week last of engagement. 

BOSTON (Al Levering, res. mgr.). — "The 
Round Up." with Macklyn Arbuckle. Last 
week. Has been playing to popular prices 
and doing well. Evans' Minstrels Monday. 

PLYMOUTH (Fred Wright, res. mgr.; Lleb- 
lers). — Miss Hornlman's Company last week of 
repertoire. Business fair. 

CASTLE 8Q. (John Craig, mgr.) —Stock. 
"The Wife." 

GAIETY (George T. Batchellor. mgr.). — 
"Cracker Jacks." 

CASINO (Charles Waldron, mgr.).— "Social 
Maids." 

GRAND O. H. (O. Lothrop. mcr.).- "The 
Smart Set." No burlesque this work. 

HOWARD (G. Lothrop. mgr). "Progrosslve 
FUirlesquers." 



Donald Meek, comedian of the Castle Square 
Theatre Stock Co.. was struck on the head 
with a barrel of beer last Friday and was 
knocked unconscious for a time. He received 
a three-inch gash on his head. Meek was pre- 
vented from taking part in the Actors' Fund 
Benefit at the Boston theatre. His part was 
filled by the stage manager. He was most 
fortunate In escaping without a fractured 
skull. Just as he was making for the stage 
entrance on Friday a wagon piled high with 
beer barrels rumbled by and one of the barrels 
fell from the top of the load onto Meek's head. 

Napier Lothian, the veteran musical direc- 
tor. Is to have a testimonial at the Colonial 
Sunday night. On that occasion he will cele- 
brate his 77th birthday. 

Guy Bates Post had a real nice time at the 
opening performance of "The Bird of Para- 
dise" at thp Majestic. His trunk was left 
behind In Philadelphia, and he had to borrow 
from all the male members of the cast so that 
he might go on that night. The trunk arrived 
later. 



The new theatre to be erected at 17th and 



Boston Theatrical Stage Employes' TTnlnn. 
at Its mooting last Sunday, nominated tho 
following officers: President. Edwin T. Roy- 
nolds: vlre-presldrnt. \V. N. Menghrr: ro- 



Lella Hughes, prima donna of the "Choco- 
Inte Soldier." rame to the rescue of the com- 
pnny twlre last week. She had resigned from 
the east so that she might have a well-earned 
rrst. and was on hrr way to New York when 
n mossape overtook her with the Information 
thit .Tunnlta Fletcher had been taken 111. 
Bark she rame for two days and filled In. 



The opening of "The Child" at the Plymouth 
has been put over until next Wednesday night. 
Emily 8tevens Is to appear In the title role. 

Pop concerts start at Symphony Hall next 
Monday and will run for elght-and-a-half 
weeks The orchestra will be enlarged from 
65 to 66 men. Two new conductors will make 
their appearance. Otto Urack. Clement Lenom 
and Conductor Maquarre will be the Interest- 
ing features of the concerts. This Is Ma- 
quarre'a fourth season as conductor. A num- 
ber of college nights will be held later. 

The Flnestone-Luce benefit takes place Mon- 
day night at the Shubert. Flnestone has 
charge of the box office. John Luce Is press 
agent for the 8hubert Interests in Boston. The 
attraction is Emma Trentlni In "Firefly." 

Mary Keener is the new leading lady with 
the Castle Square Theatre Stock Company. 
She replaced Mary Young, who Is going to 
take a much-needed rest before her New York 
appearance In "Believe Me. Xantlppe," which 
broke all records for stock production at the 
Castle Square. It played ten weeks and was 
snapped up by New York Interests. 

ATLANTIC CITY 

By I. B. PULASKI. 

SAVOY (Grant Laferty. mgr.; agent. U. B. 
O.). — Clayton White A Georgia Calne In "Che- 
He." as enjoyable as before; Maud Lambert A 
Ernest Ball, big hit; Swor A Mack, good: 
Grace Wilson, fine; Kirk A Fogarty. went 
very big; The Torleys. excellent; Belle Onra.' 
clever. 

MILLION DOLLAR PIER (J. L. Young, 
mgr.; WIster Grokett, bus. mgr.). — Pictures. 

STEEPLECHASE (Morgan A Fennan. 
mgrs. ). — Pictures. 

CRITERION (I. Notes, mgr.).— Pictures. 

BIJOU DREAM (H. J. Elliott, mgr.).— 
Pictures. 

CITY SQUARE (E. O'Keef, mgr.).— Pic- 
tures. 

ROYAL (W. R. Brown, mgr.). — Pictures. 

CENTRAL (Jacoby A Goldman, mgrs.).— 
Pictures. 

ARCADIA (Hall A Mason, mgrs.).— Pic- 
tures. 

APOLLO (Fred E. Moore, mgr.; K. A E.).-- 
"Black Pattl," 28-30; George Evans' Min- 
strels, 1-1. 



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through the U. B. O. Joseph Dawson la the 
amusement director and Wlster Orookett the 
business manager. 

Car Builders' Convention will be held on 
the Million Dollar Pier from June 11 to IS. 
This Is the biggest convention of the year, fills 
the pier with exhibits and draws over 10.000 
people to the city. 

The last half of next week at the Apollo 
will see "Mutt and Jeff In Panama." 

Beginning next week, the Interior of the 
Savoy will be redecorated throughout. It will 
not, however, Interfere with the shows. 

Wednesday night of last week at the Apollo 
a vary good amateur performance of "The 
Chimes of Normandy" was given by the At- 
lantic City Operatic Society, under the direc- 
tion of A. E. Wet den. Walter Raymond was 
the stage manager and Edna Knauf put on 
the dances. 

NEW ORLEANS 

By O. M. SAMUEL. 

OREENWALL (J. J. Holland, mgr.). — The 
rest-pocket, thumbnail or capsule edition of 
"Honeymoon Trail" succeeded In attracting 
enough of the local populace to tax the 
Greenwall's capacity at both performances 
Sunday evening. It Is a Jake Wells show, 
although Mort Ringer's name files atop the 
cast of characters on ' the program. There 
are two acts. One scene is employed. A 
drop Is lowered while two of the principals 
do a specialty running long enough to permit 
of the other members of the company chang- 
ing costumes. The entertainment consumes 
76 minutes. "Honeymoon Trail," never an 
exceedingly good show. Is vastly Improved In 
"tabloldlzed" form, for much of the extra- 
neous, not to say surplus, matter, deleterious 
In the original production, has been elimin- 
ated. Many interpolations in the score and 
dialog help along also. There are eight cho- 
rus girls, comely, vivacious and energetic, 
rompoHlng a minimized though adequate cho- 
rus. Al Rauh does splendidly as Johnny Per- 




Our Ann It efficiently orgaalied ■ndeipertly 
conducted. Hundreds of the elite Musical. 
Dramatic and ^tock players frequent our 
office i dallv 



kins. He's a first rate "straight." getting his 
matter over In dandy shape. Burnette Lon- 
do. playing opposite Rauh. Is pretty, graceful, 
and comports herself In such a manner as to 
betoken association with more pretentious pro- 
ductions. Leo Greenwood brought a deal of 
laughter in a Jewish characterisation, as did 
Carl Oeorge In an effusive German role. The 
remainder of the company, containing Wil- 
liam Kent. Emma Abbot. Frltx Roberts, Effle 
Berrle and Joe Robertson, were convincing. 
"Honeymoon Trail" Is a big show In point of 
merit, considering the low price of admission, 
and If the shows following It are as good, the 
Oreenwall ought to do business with tabloid 
entertainment, that Is. If Its past unsavory 
reputation doonn't Interfere. 

HIPPODROME (Lew Rose. mgr.). — Wllhot 
Troupe: Morton A Roy: Two Rnecks: Chatham 
* Dancourt: George Lauder; Vontella A Nina: 
Harris A Mason. 

LYRIC (C. D. Perucbl. mar.). — Peruchl- 
Gypzen* Stock Co.. In "Why Women Pin." 

MAJESTIC (L. E. Sawyer, mgr.). — Vaude- 
ville. 

ALAMO (Wm. Guerlnger. mgr.). — Vaude- 
ville. 

LAFAYETTE (Abe Bellgman. mgr.). — 
Vaudeville. 



Spanish Fort opens Sunday with vaudeville 
and Tosso's Rand. The resort will have two 
new "pop" acts weekly. 

It Is reported the Lyric will offer vaudeville 
the coming summer and that L. E. Sawyer 
will manage the theatre. 

Abe Sellgman has booked Eunice Levy at the 
Lafayette for a run. 



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John Powell appeared In concert here April 



Tom Campbell, mnnager of the Tulane and 
Orescent theatre, leaves for bis summer home 
In Massachusetts May 7. Mr. Campbell will 
stop off at New fork en route. 

While apnenrlnsr nt the Hippodrome Satur- 
rtnv. Ada Herbert, of the Five Ferris Wheel 
nirls. aerlalists. fell 14 feet, sustaining pain- 
ful but not serious Inluries. 

Herman Flehtenherg. who owns picture thea- 
tre* In Vew Orlrnns. Houston. San Antonio 
and other nlaces less conspicuous, has returned 
to this city. 

ST.TOITIS 

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ft Body scored; John B. Hassard, successful; 
Royal Lunatic Bakers, greateat acrobatic act 
ever seen here. 

HIPPODROME (Frank L. Talbot, mgr.). — 
Tom Terrla ft Co.. attractive headllner; Les- 
ter Bros., clever; West ft Van Slcklen, laughs; 
The Suburban Winner, excellent; Daly ft 
O'Brien, applauae; Nelch ft Nelah. dandy open- 
er; Kelso Bros., very good; Evelyn Fields, 
scored; Nugent Trio, did nicely; Mr. ft Mrs. 
Everett Bennett, entertaining; Carl Randall, 
encorea; The Bimbos, good; Peerless Duttons, 
closed long meritorious bill. 

PRINCESS (Dsn Flshell, mgr.). — Princess 
Maids In "Corset's Corners." headlined to ad- 
vantage; Don Barclay, humorous; Curt A. 
Jones, hit. 

EMPRESS (C. B. Heib, mgr.).— Capt. Geo. 
Auger ft Co., headlined; Roadell Singers, suc- 
cessful; G. Herbert Mitchell, honors; Worm- 
wood's Animate, well received. 

SHUBERT Melville Stols. mgr.). — Gertrude 
Hoffmsnn and large company presented 
"Broadway to Parle." Costumes gorgeous, 
chorus excellent, piece Is a swift and ornate 
show, aure of drawing large houses from Indi- 
cations of the opening night. 

AMERICAN (Harry R. Wallace, mgr.). — 
"One Night," closing attraction for the aeason. 

STANDARD (Leo Relchenbach. mgr.). — 
"Billy Watson's Beef Trust," opened to full 
house. 

GAYETY (Chaa. L. Walters, mgr.). — Reeves' 
"Beauty Show," amused. 



Victoria theatre, home of the German Thea- 
tre Co., closed season Sunday night with "Bin 
8onntagsklnd." 

Forest Park Highlands will open Monday. 

CINCINNATI 

By HARRT HESS. 

GRAND O. H. (John H. Havlln. mgr.; T. 
Aylward, rep.). — Margaret Illlhgton 'in "Kind- 
ling." Star's efforts appreciated. Buaineas 
good. 

LVRIC (Jaa. B. Fenneasy. mgr.). — "Hindis 
Wakes" excited no enthusiasm. The audi- 
ence wondered what It was all about 

KEITH'S (John F. Royal, mgr.; agent. U. 
B. O. ; rehearaal Sun. 10). — Bey Boyer ft Broa., 
opened; Van ft Schenck. hit; Leonard A Whit- 
ney, good: Mclntyre ft Hardl. hit: Bert Levy, 
clever; Hilda Hawthorne, fine; Edwards' Kid 
Kabaret," featured: Lew Hawkins, scored; 
Zertho's Dogs, closed. 

EMPRESS (George F. Fish, mgr.; 8-C. ; re- 
hearaal Sun. 10). — Beth Stone, opened: De- 
Vern. Hayden ft Newman, hit; Harry Antrim, 
scream; Whipple ft Houston, good; Matt 
Keefe, excellent; "The Girl In the Vase," fea- 
tured. 



An effort to force plastering contractors to 
sign a general agreement was the result of 
a strike at the New Gaiety theatre. 



Delmar Garden with Don Phlliplnnl's Band 
as the attraction, opened the season Sunday. 
Vaudeville will be added In the near future. 



Ethlyne Muscroft began divorce proceedings 
against Charles C. Muscroft, assistant man- 
ager of the Gayety, alleging neglect. 



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The Lyric will M:i> 11 run pictures for the 
summer. 

Harry Duvl.s <>f Pi- t, ■.i-urgh an. I J<ihu Harris 
Of the same cltv. h:iv,- imd the Cm ml Q. H. 
for the summer ,-mil will conduct It as a 
picture house. 

May 18 Keith's will l». mln its' summer policy 
of family vauileviii. and pictuiis 



The Wnlnut d">< d last Satur.liv brejiime of 
Inability to secure satisfactory r«>;ul hIiowb. 



PITTSBURGH 

By F. LANG. 

GRAND (Harry Davis, mgr. . a^. nt. U. B 
O.).- Lillian Russell, well received; KmplP- 
Comedy Knur. hcoi« d ; VandcrMIt & Moore, 
repeatedly enrond; Williams & Warner, good ; 
Itelsmer & (lores, fine; Williams. Thompson ft 
Copeland, scream; Four iMIftons. very good; 
Wilton Bros., laughable. 

HARRIS (John P Hill, mgr.; agent. U. B. 
O ). — "Number 4 4." very good; Fred Le Duke 
<fc Co.. "Alias Mr. Rosenberry." fine; Jarvls ft 
Harrison, well received; Peerless Macks, clev- 
er; Bush & Peyso. Rood. Field & La Adella. 
"The Janitor and the Maid." scream, Verona 
Verdi ft Bro., fine. 

LIBERTY (J. II. McCarron, mgr.; agent. 
Walter Keefe). — Challoncr ft Roddy, did well; 
Olive Trio, clever; Burke Bros., scored; Mlntz 
ft Palmer, pleased; Mark Davis, encored; Ber- 
nard ft De Haven, hit; Bob Ferns, very good; 
Lewis ft Root, met with favor; Fielding ft 
Carlos, fine. 

PENN AVE. (Walter H. Buhl, mgr.; agent, 
Walter Keefe). — J. Curtis ft Co.. hit: Keene 
Bisters, good; Harry Bestry, fine; White ft 
White, did well; Leslie Thurston, pleased; Ben 
Fields, very good; Campbell ft Connore, laugh- 
able; Ed. Wlnton ft Dog, good; H. 8. Whit- 
ney, good; J. Sofer, exceptional violinist. 

AMERICAN (J. Immerman, mgr.). — 28-30. 
Rlva-Larsen Troupe, well received; Prof. Dick- 
inson's Dogs, good; Roy's "Darktown Doings," 
scored; Benn A Leon, pleased: Eddie Dolan, 
very good; Kelly ft Kelly, fine. 1-3, 8treet 
Pavers: Christy K Hagan; Cooper ft May; Flo- 
rlan; Emerson A Summer Co.; Frank Felton. 

ALVIN (John P. Reynolds, mgr.).— "Bunty 
Pulls the Strings." 5. "II Trovatore."* 

NIXON (Thos. Kirk, mgr.).— Blanche Bates. 

LYCEUM (C. R. Wilson, mgr.).— "Madame 
Sherry." 6, "The Grey Hawk." 

OAYETY (Henry Kurtzman, mgr.). — "Star 
and Garter." . 

DUQUE8NB (Harry Davis, mgr.; stock). — 
"The Return of Eve." 6, "Pomander Walk." 
28-29, 101 Ranch; 7-8, Barnum ft Bailey; 
S-10. J. Frank Hatch, carnival shows. 

EMPIRE (A. A. McTlghe, mgr.; agent, L. 
C. McLaughlin). — 14-10. Norrlne Carman Mln- 
atrels. well received; Haywood Sisters, pleased; 
Arthur Mlns. scored; Westerman ft West, fine; 
Geo. J. Lewis, very good. 1-8. Three Dream- 
ers; Gibson Duo; The Aliens; Billy Doss. 

ROWLAND (P. B. Jones, mgr.; agent, 8un). 
—28-80, Armon A Armon, good; Hayes ft 
Wynne, entertained; Pendergast & Carr, fair; 
Hufford A Chain, hit: Baltus Troupe, fine. 1- 
8, Csreless Briscoe; Campbell A Parker; Ben- 
nett A Darling; Whjttler Ince A Co.; Dum A 
Hughea. 

PARK (J. P. McConnell, mgr.; agent, Roy- 
er). — 28-80, Conroy A Mack: Qulgley A Adair; 
Stewart A Stewart. 1-8. Eddie DeLaney; Jeff 
A Harry Gaffney; Three Roaleya. 

K. A K. O. H. (A. W. Krell, mgr.; agent. 
Royer). — 28-80, Jeff A Harry Gaffney; Eddie 
DeLaney; May Foster. 1-8, Conroy A Mack: 
Qulgley A Adair. 

SMITH (J. E. Smith, mgr.; agent, Royer). 
— Minstrels. 



AUSTRALIA 



By MARTIN C. RRRNNAN. 

Sydney. April 21. 

CRITERION— "Mlleslonesv" after success- 
ful season forced to make room for "The 
Fortune Hunter," opening tomorrow nlsht. 
with Fred N'lblo. Josephine Cohan, after 
her recent serious Indisposition, will be In 
the cast. 

HER MAJESTY— "Puss In Boots." panto- 
mime, playing to good business. Collins and 
Hart, one of th* hits of the bill. 

ADELPH1— "Under Two Flags" will make 
way for "From Convent to Throne" tomor- 
row. 



Old Standard, ni the lower end of Castle- 
reagh street, has been acquired hy a syndicate 
of theatrical people, and will be opened to- 
morrow with "The Man on the Box." This 
house was cloned for years, used as a bulk 
store, and for Rundnv evening religious ser- 
vices. With the advance of Sydney, much 
of the business of the city Is being directed 
fo the southern end. The theatre has been 
entirely remodeled. 



TIVOLT— Henri French, fine; Benl Zoug 
Zoug Arabs Maxlnl Pro* and Bobby the 
Dor-. Vsude snd Verne, Joe Mullanev Kremka 
Bros.. De Mnrlo and Indv. and others. To- 
morrow. Mud ire Temnle. Enellsh Is down for 
lier Australian debut. 

NATIONAL. The TleraldoH. Danish aero- 
bats, splendid ■ Van Tamp and pig. novel ; 
Clardy Pov^. Eva Mudeo. on the circuit over 
iwo years; Carlton Conner, ventriloquist; 
Th*» Rosebuds. Maurlee Chcnnwcfh. and 
others. Esmernlfli. the xvlophone queen 
opens tomorrow whlN* seveml r n w nets 
arrive from America next mnll. 

mi:i, not mm: 

HER MAJESTY'S. "The fho .o!.it<- Sol 
U** r ." business good. 
PTtOC Aineri'Tin l!url<sn;ui r ; 
KINO'S. A Thi.r In Hi, .Night." 
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OPERA HOUSE.— Keldlne ft Speed, trick 
cyclists, good ; Dot De Vine, society enter- 
tainer; Claire Romslne, impersonator; Patty 
Frank Troupe, Alex Prince, concertina king, 
and others. 

OAIBTY.— Phillips A Merritt. big hit; 
Komedy Karmos, Lai He Brooke, Roy Rene, 
Nellie Searle, A. J. Black, and usual hold- 
overs. 



Business In Brisbane has been very good 
at both the vaudeville houses. Rosle Lloyd, 
sister of Mario and Alice, Is one of the at- 
tractions of the bill, whilst Will Poluskl Is 
also going well. 

Kitchen and Foy. trampoline artists, who 
came here under engagement to Wlrth's Cir- 
cus some two years ago, are now playing 
the Rlckard'n time. Walter Foy was a 
partner with Jack Artois prior to the latter's 
death. 



Wlrth's Circus opened Its Easter season at 
the Haymarket last week. A very strong 
bill Is being submitted with satisfactory box- 
office receipts. 

Hugh D. Mcintosh Intends exploiting some 
of the leading small-time cities shortly. Vic- 
toria has two or three towns that would 
probably play one or two of his attractions 
weekly, whilst Brisbane may come under his 
notice shortly. Brisbane, of cou/se. is one 
of the bigger cities, but the Rickards people 
arc not in possession of a house there, though 
they provide several acts for the Holland 
House. 



James Brennan, whilom head of the circuit 
bearing his name. Is spoken of as likely to 
return to Australia for a visit within the 
next six months. He will not interest him- 
self In the vaudeville movement. 



The Sydney centre of the Australian 
Vaudeville Association is getting on fine, 
thanks to energetic Pat Clarence, the secre- 
tary. Melbourne has taken a retrogressive 
step and Is In a very feeble condition at 
present. There Is some talk of making Syd- 
ney as headquarters. 

An American musical burlesque company 
opened at Melbourne Bijou last week, and, 



from all accounts, put over a very big suc- 
cess. There Is always room In Australia for 
this form of amusement, particularly If the 
combination Is good, such as the present one 
undoubtedly Is. Those of the new bunch 
coming in for honorable mention are come- 
dians Dave Nowlin, Frank Vack and Bert Le 
Blanc ; Eugenie Le Blanc, and Carlton Hayes. 
The only drawback Is the theatre, a white 
elephant to date. Business so far is 
capacity. 

Hugo Bros.' Minstrels are still working 
upon their own responsibility, and are now 
touring New South Wales, with Queensland 
to follow. Business Is keeping up well. 

Walter L' Estrange, the clever vaudeville 
scribe of Melbourne "Hawklet," is once again 
in the hospital, and at latest reports was In a 
very critical condition. A benefit is being 
arranged. 



George Scott, formerly of Scott and Wal- 
lace and the Scott Bros., died In an asylum 
last week. Aged about thirty-five, he was at 
his best, a splendid dancer and a good 
comedian. 



Tony Kremka, of the Kremka Bros., ricked 
his right leg rather badly last week, and 
has been working under difficulties since. De 
Mario, the human frog, broke two fingers of 
his left hand a few days ago. He fell off 
a tram. 



From headquarters conies the information 
that Ben .1. Fuller, the managing director of 
Brennan-Fuller, Ltd., contemplates another 
visit to America. He will probably interest 
himself In the matter of thorough American 
representation and will also see as many 
acts as possible In order that he may know 
their Australian value should they be quoted 
for the Arm's time. 



Slade Murray, a famous English music 
hall performer two decades ago. and also of 
some consequence in Australia for a great 
number of years, died in a home for the 
aged and Infirm two weeks ago. 



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BY ROY CHANDLER. 

Buenos Aires, April 3. 
The prospects for the coming winter sea- 
son are very good, There has been difficulty 
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SAN MARTIN.— Opens next week with 
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POLITBAMA.— Opens next week. Great 
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Mayo, Avenida, Comedla theatres, Spanish 
Zarbuela Co. always good business. 

Naclonal, Naclonal Norte, Varlades, Argen- 
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Moving picture houses all doing big busi- 
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SCALA THEATRE.— Still under reform. 

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BATTLE CREEK, MICH. 

BIJOU (Harry Lorch. mgr.). — 24-27, Mil- 
ton, good; Munley & Serllng. fair; Zolas, fine; 
Stroud Trio, hit; Harry Deaves & Co., big. 
27-1, "A Broken Idol," good, to excellent 
business. 

POST (E. K. Smith, mgr.).— 30. Alice Lloyd 
In "The Hose Maid." 3, Henry Miller In 
"The Rainbow." HEIMAN. 



BLOOMINGTON, ILL. 

MAJESTIC (A. G. Schade, mgr.). — 28-30, 
The Three Amercs, good; Fred Morton, good; 
Melbourne McDowell & Elizabeth Evesson, 
hit; Jamen Brockman, fine; Five Melody Boys, 
hit WAQ. 



Montrose, clever; Horner Barenette, fine; Box- 
ing Kangaroo, novelty; Dalbeanl & Co., excep- 
tional; Raphael Galano, entertained. 

ACADEMY (Henry M. Marcus, mgr.; agent, 
1-oew; rehearsal 10). — Lew Palmer, above 
average; Mile. Leverldge, won favor; "Camp- 
ing Days," fair; Ernest Dupllle, many en- 
cores; Ferns, Kerns & Bigelow, agile; Mme. 
Seky, mysterious; Marsh 6 Ell wood, good; 
Wilson, Franklin A Co., laughter; Saronskl, 
won approval; Cycling Brunettes, good. 



Coleman L. Pieher, proprietor of the Colo- 
nial, a picture house, contracted ptomaine 
poisoning eating in a restaurant and he is 
now critically 111. 



BKADDOCK, PA. 

CRYSTAL (lk-n Burke, mgr.; agent. Sun). 
— 28-30, Careless Briscoe; Campbell & Parker; 
Uennett A Darling; Whlttier, Ince A Co.; 
Dunn & Hughes. 1-3, Armon A Armon; 
Hayes & Wynne; Pendergast A Carr; Hu fiord 
A Chain, Baltus Troup. F. LANG. 



Preparations are being made for the May 
Music Festival at Elmwood Music Hall May 
7-9. 200 voices. A. T. "Webster, conductor, 
and the Theodore Thompson orchestra of 80 
pieces, Frederic Stock, conductor. 



The New Lyric is advertised to open May 
26 with vaudeville. 



The Fuller Construction Co. has the con- 
tract for the erection of the Gaiety theatre. 



BUFFALO. 

8TAR (P. C. Cornell, mgr.). — Jessie Bon- 
stelle opened In "The Man from Home" to 
capacity house. G, "The Runaway." 

MAJESTIC (John Laughlin. mgr.). — "The 
College Widow." Baldwin-Melville stock ; 11.30 
before the end of show, greatly liked. 6, "The 
Squaw Man." 

TECK (John R. O'Bhel, mgr.). — "The Arab," 
Julius McVlckar, closes his engagement in a 
capital role to an appreciative audience. 6, 
Edna Baker, in "The Concert." 

LAFAYETTE (C. M. Bagg, mgr.; Empire). — 
"Girls from Reno." 

SHEA'S (Henry J. Carr, mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O. ; rehearsal Mon. 10). — Marcus A Gartelle, 
funny; Wllber C. Sweatman, good; Madden A 
Fltzpatrlck, enjoyable; Lillian Shaw, favorite; 
Rice A Cohen, humorous; Toots Paka, splen- 
did; Julius Tannen, laughs; Four Florlmonds, 
sensational. 

FAMILY (A. R. Sherry, mgr.; agent, Loew; 
rehearsal 10). — Hall A Hall, neat; Crawford A 



Jessie Bonstelle's 8tock Co. consists of Ruth 
Holt Boucicault, Mabel Carruthera, Eleanor 
Curen, Robert Adams, Walter Hitchcock, 
Burlie Clark, Corliss Giles, Will H. Vedder, 
Mona Hunerford, D. R. Graham. Joaeph 
Reed. Fields and others. THATER. 



Thomas L Stockham, treasurer of the Tem- 
ple, resigned Saturday to accept a similar 
position with Wilmer A Vincent's Orpheum, 
Reading, Pa. DANIEL P. McCONNELL. 

CANTON. O. 

ORPHEUM (Elmer E. Rutter, mgr.). — 
"The Isle of Smiles" la holding the boards 
at this house week 28, and giving satisfaction 
to good business. 

LYCEUM (Abrams A Bender, mgrs.). — Bi- 
son City Four, sweet vocalists, hit; Al A 
Fannie Steadman, piano carpers, clever; Karl 
Emmy's Pets, scored; Les Keillors Circus Eve 
in Mexico, good; Ward A Culhane singing 
and dancing, fine; business fine; big business 
Sunday 27. 

GRAND (Chaa. E. Smith, mgr.). — Doing big 
bualneas; Blanche Bates In "The Witness for 
the Defense," May 6. J. B. THOMPSON. 



CAMDEN, N. J. 

BROADWAY (W. B. MacCallum, mgr.). — 
28-30, Stella Mason A Her Dogs, novel act; 
"Love Trust." fine; Swan A O'Day. finished 
strong; Farnum A Delmar, won favor. 

TEMPLE (Fred. W. Falkner, mgr.). — 29, 
"When Ignorance," etc., local amateurs. 1-3, 
"Black Patti." 



With the completion of the Lyric, a new 
motion picture house, starts a merry war 
among the movie men. Small houses are 
slowly being crowded out by the "big fel- 
lows," while the legitimate houses also feel 
the depress of business, due, supposedly to 
the movie erase. 



CARLISLE, PA. 

OPERA HOUSE (W. F. Pascoe, leasee; 
Frank Hilt, mgr.). — Orvllle A Frank, well 
liked; Newport A Stirk, fair; Sadie Foudelin, 
fair; Geo. 8. Smedley. big. 

ORPHEUM (P. Magaro. mgr.; rehearsal 11) 
— Stutsman A QUdea, good: Ben Welah, big; 
The Tomaasos, novelty; Ruasel A French, 
good. 

HOME (Geo. Teager, mgr.). — Pictures. 

Arrangements have been completed for the 
Orpheum to be enlarged. When completed 
It will aeat 1,400. The atage will be more 
than double Its present size. The policy of 
the house will be the same, vaudeville and 
picturea. GORDON MARKS. 

CHATTANOOGA. 

BIJOU (H. O. Caasldy. mgr.). — Wallle 
Brooks in "Hiram at the Cabaret." opens to 



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makes big hit. 

MAJESTIC (Winfrey B. Russell, mgr.; 
agent. U. B. O.). — "The District Leader," re- 
duced to tabloid form from the original pro- 
duction. Costumes clean and pretty and show 
well received by capacity house opening mati- 
nee, 

CRESCENT (W. M. Wood, mgr.; Ind.).— 
Harmes Comedy Co., In repertoire, opens to 
splendid matinee. This house plays pictures 
in morning and Ave shows of musical comedy 
in afternoon and night. 



The Lyric under the management of U. Q. 
Caasldy, closed with Rabbit's Foot Minstrela 
23. This theatre was sold several weeks ago. 
It la rumored that a large department store 
will be built to supplant the Lyric. If thia 
plan is carried out, it will throw all the high- 
class productions to the Albert theatre, closed 
all the last season, being under the Burnt 
management as the Lyric. 



Lew Cantor was here last week with hli 
show, "A Trip to Joyvllle," and says he la 
doing great business with it. While here he 
was in one of the local hospitals a few days 
for an operation on his tonsils. 



Manager Russell of the Majestic says he 
lost money the last week he played vaude- 
ville, which shows how the tabloids are sup- 
planting the former for popularity. 

JACK CLEMENTS. 



CLEVELAND. 

HIPPODROME (U. A. Daniels, mgr.; agent. 

U. B. O.). — Divine Sarah Bernhardt, car and 

entourage of six cars, 23 people, maids and a 

dog, were switched on a siding at Gordon 

Hark. The press agent (Slockum) has her 

doing all aorta of things and even tells what 

she eats and how long she sleeps. McMahon, 

Diamond & Clemence, good; Ronalr. & Ward, 

fairly received; "And They Lived Happy Ever 

After." scored; Ignatius Cardosh; Mr. & Mra 

Jimmle Barry, good hit; Musical Ellsons, 

good musical act. 66 per cent, house Monday. 

GRAND (J. H. Michels, mgr.; rehearsal 

Mon. and Thurs. 10). — Musical KingB, good; 

Blanche Sterling, won favor; Lung Tenant 

Yuen & Co., Chinese magicians; Monahan, 

ventriloquist of ability; Waring, Piano Wii- 

ard, hit; Brown & Farladien, please; Wheo- 

lock & Hayes Trio, comedy cyclists. 

PR1SC1LLA (Proctor K. Seas, mgr.; re- 
hearsal Mon. 10). — Sutcliffe Troupe, headlines; 
Robert & Robert, "True Friends," a playlet 
in which a well-trained bull dog plays the 
leading part; Iza Hampton & Co., "The Wo- 
man of Tomorrow," features; Moore, Q U bod 
Trio, clever vocalists and funmakers; Ivy A 
Ivy, hit; Lillian Sterling, character songi, 
Foster, Lamont & Foster, jaw balancers. 

DUCHESS tW. B. Uaryn, mgr.; rehearsal 
Mon. 10). — Two Roses, novelty sharp shoot- 
ing; Manning & Ford, ne*>t dancing; Suger 
Mldgley & Co., Early Morning Rellectluns," 
pleased; Mort Snap, well liked; "Dorothy's 
Playmates," been seen here before; Golden 
Gate Quartet, good; Four Readings, hand to 
hand jugglers. 

COLONIAL (R. H. McLaughlin, mgr.).- 
Opening of stock season. (See stock com- 
pany news.) 

OPERA HOUSE (Geo. Gardner, bus. mgr.; 
K. & E.). — "The Governor's Lady." 

PROSPECT (Geo. Todd, mgr.; Stalr).- 
"Three Twins." 

METROPOLITAN (Max Faetkenheuer, 

mgr.). — Grand opera. 

STAR (Drew & Campbell, mgrs.). — "Monte 
Carlo Girls," have a well-staged and cos- 
tumed show. 

EMPIRE (E. A. McArdel, mgr. ).— •Robin- 
son's Crusoe Girls." 

CLEVELAND (Harry Zlrker, mgr.).— Hoi- 
den Stock Co., "Resurrection." 



The Hippodrome closes this week. Next 4 
weeks, pictures, then summer vaudeville for 
about four weeks. 



Week May 6 will be farewell week of the 
Grand Opera at the Metropolitan. Week II 
Arnold Daly stock company opens with "In 
Candida." 



When the Opera House cIohcs its season 
Kinemacolor pictures will bo shown. 

WALTER D. HOLCOMB. 



COLUMBUS. 

KEITH'8 (Wm. Prosser. mgr.; agent. V. 
B. O.). — Summer season (th^ee-aday). — "The 
Nursery Rhymes"; Lewis Weslyn & Rhods 
Nlckells; Whirling Erfords; Jean Baldwin, 
Lightning Weston. 

BROADWAY (Wm. Jamrs. mgr.; agent 
Sun). — Honest John McGuire; Merlmbo Duo; 
Melvln-O'Nelll Trio; Chase & Latour; Foster, 
Lamont & Foster. 

HIGH ST. (Chas. W. Harper, mgr.).— Pic- 
tures and Three Kings & Zelma. 

HARTMAN (Lee Boda, mgr.). — Openlnf 
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COLONIAL. — Pictures. 

GRAND (Thomas Operating Co., lessees).— 
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The Buhler Players will present "The Man 
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CRAWFORDSVILLE, IND. 

MUSIC HALL (Geo. R. White. Mgr.).— 28, 
'Imperial Comedy Co., local production, pleased 
good house. Work of Fred Hendricks espe- 
cially good. GEO. A. ROSS. 

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Miller; rehearsal Sun. 4.). — The Fredericks, 
pleased; Rosette Rennee, good; "Allegro," 
very good; Lydell-Conley A Lydell, excellent; 
Alexander Troupe, hit of bill. , 

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AMERICAN (Chas. E. Berkell, mgr.; Pan- 
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21. Wlllard's Temple of Music, headline, hit; 
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GRAND (David L. Hughes, mgr.; S-C). — 
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Mrs. Frederick Voelker, excellent; Leo Car- 
lllo. good; Mile. Fleurette, pleased; Will A 
Kemp, pleased; Brlce A Qonne, good Stanley 
Trio, well liked. 

MILES (C. W. Porter, mgr.; agent, T. B. 
C. ; rehearsal Mon. 1 Oh— Charles A Dancers, 
hit; Beulah Poynter, favorite; Willie Zimmer- 
man, applause; Howard's Animals, good; Lil- 
lian Rose, entertaining; Mabel Sherman, 
pleased. 

BROAD WAT (J. M. Ward, mgr.; S-C; re- 
hearsal Bun. 10). — Navaasar Ladies' Orchestra, 
high class; Charles Burkhart, pleased; Wlnsch 
A Poore, neat; Tyson A Brown, good; Grant 
Gardner, went big; Tamato Japs, good. 

FAMILT (C. H. Preston, mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O.). — Little Marie; Bernard A Roberts; Har- 
per A Lorenzie; Gus Williams; Mr. A Mra 
Frank Hart; Wilson A Aubrey; Curtis Sken- 
nel; Lee A Perrln. 

NATIONAL (C. R. Hagedorn, mgr.; agent, 
Doyle). — Lottie Mayer; Eddie Dwyer; Wolf A 
Wlchert; Kraft A Myrtle; Babe Mack; Grace 
Ayers A Co.; Flying Zechs; Four Masons. 

CADILLAC (William Lavound. mgr.). — 
Big. Rocco Liussl; The Wilsons; Leroy; The 
Johnstons; Hyder A Reno; Wagner A Rhodes; 
Morton Sisters; Bob Walters; Mack A Trainer; 
West A Druar. 

DETROIT (Harry Parent, mgr.). — Zlegfeld's 
"Follies." 

GARRICK (Richard H. Lawrence, mgr.). — 
Annie Russell. 

LYCEUM (A. R. Warner, mgr.). — Vaughn 
Glaser Stock. 

AVENUE (Frank Drew, mgr.). — "Zallah's 
Co." 

GAYETY (William Roche, mgr.). — Rose 8y- 
dell Co. 

FOLLY (Hugh W. Shutt, mgr.). — "Pennant 
Winners. 



MAJESTIC (M. D. Gibson, mgr.).— 28-80. 
Primrose Four, excellent; Joyce A Donnelly, 
good. 

LYCEUM (Lee Norton, mgr.).— 23. "The 
Little Millionaire," good house, pleased. 24. 
Marie Dressier, excellent, to good house. 26, 
"Robin Hood." capacity, delightful. 

FAMILT (Geo. Mlddleton, mgr.).— 28-30. 
pictures; good bill and business. 

A. C. Abbott has succeeded George F. Dun- 
bar as manager of the Mozart, representing 
Felber A Shea. J. M. BEERS. 

ERIE, PA. 

MAJESTIC (J. L. Gilson. res. mgr.). — May 
8, Henry Miller; 10, Thomas Orchestra. 

11TH ST. THEATRE (Suerken A Cummins, 
mgrs.). — "The Telephone Girl." continued 
good business, seems to be the shows people 
want. 

COLONIAL (A. P. Weschler, mgr.).— A. V. 
O'Brien, asst. mgr.; agents, Gus Sun and IT. 
B. O. ; rehearsal Mon. 10). — Fichl Asakl, liked; 
Harry Cutler, big; Julia Nash A Co.. good; 
Sidney A Townley, good; Ben Deeley A Co., 
big hit; Herbert A Dogs, well trained; Wllla 
Holt Wakefield, big; Leltzell Sisters, excellent. 

PARK. — "The Girl From Out Yonder." 

COLONIAL (A. P. Weschler, mgr.).— Pic- 
tures. 

HAPPY HOUR— Vaudeville and pictures. 

M. H. MIZENER. 



The Hippodrome has been declared bank- 
rupt. 



The Avenue will play vaudeville and pic- 
tures next season. 



The Regent Theatre Co. has leased the new 
theatre being built at the corner of Woodward 
and Horton avenues. It will seat 8,000. Vaude- 
ville and pictures. The third floor will be 
devoted to dancing, to be called the "Palais 
de Danse." JACOB SMITH. 



EVANSVILLE, IND. 

NEW GRAND (Wm. McGowan, mgr.).— 28- 
30, Toklo Klsshe; Helen Gannon; Adair A 
Hickey; Williams A Wolfrus; May 1. Fay, Two 
Coleys A Fay. local favorites; Harry Saubers; 
Ethel May. EDW. 8CHUELER. 

FALL RIVER, MASS. 

SAVOY (L. M. Boas, mgr.). — Malley-Dennl- 
son Stock Co., business very good. 

ACADEMY (L. M. Boas, mgr). — agent, 
Loew; rehearsal Mon. 10).— 28-30. Mary 
Hampton A Co., very good; 3 DuRall Bros, 
good; Tom Moore A Stasia, hit; Dennis Bros., 
good. 1-3, Larkln A Pearl; Rons A Anhton; 
Ruth Becker; Sam Watson and His Barn 
Yard. 

PREMIER (L. M. Boas, mgr.; agent. Loew, 
rehearsal Mon. 10). — Plrtures nnd I-mh A 
Fischer; Cooper A EschH. 

BIJOU. — Dark. 6 under new mnn;i e< rnent. 
EDWARD F. RAFFF.UTY. 



ELMIRA, N. T. 

MOZART (Felber A Shea, mgrs.) — 28-30, 
Georgette, well received; Qulgg A Nlckerson, 
pleased; Bernard A Harrington, entertaining; 
El Barto, good. 



HARRIHBURG. PA. 

ORPHEUM (Wilmer A Vincent, m* rs. ; 
agent, U. B. O. : rehearsal Mon. 1(M. -Mac Bead 
A Clegg, very good; Four Melody Chaps, 
scored; Moffatt's Players, very nmunlng; Al- 
exander A Reott, pleasing; Frank Milton A 
DeLong Sisters, prolonged applause, repeated 
former successes; Ethel r.n-.-n. very clever 
and dainty: Rush Ling Toy, entertaining. 
Season's best bill here. 



MAJESTIC (N. C. Myrlck, local rep.; Rels 
Circuit Co.).— 28-30. "The Garden of Allah," 
capacity houses. Marie Dressier Co.; May 

Hobson. 



3, Barnum A Bailey's circus. 



J. P. J. 



HARTFORD, CONN. 

POLl'S (W. D. Ascough, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O. ; rehearsal Mon. 10). — Mercedes, big hit; 
Stickney's Circus, good; Brltt Wood, enter- 
taining; Jack Kennedy A Co., pleased; Gol- 
den A DeWinters, liked; Cooper A Robin- 
son, riot; Adas Troupe, clever. 

HARTFORD (Fred P. Dean, mgr.; agent. 
James Clancy reheursal Mon. and Thurs. 11) 
— 28-80, Clarence Wilburs Funny Folks, went 
well; Geo. Moore, good; Pope & Uno, liked; 
Ross & Shaw, good; Amond A LaSalle, 
pleased. 1-8, Ed. Wynn's Minstrels; Sylves- 
ter; Belle Meyers; Baker, Lynn A Co.; Taylor 
A Brown. 

PARSONS' (H. C. Parsons, mgr.).— 28 week, 
"Ready Money." R. W. OLMSTED. 



HOMESTEAD, PA. 

GRAND (John Stahl, mgr.; agent, L. C. 
McLaughlin). — 28-30, Anvil Trio; Homburg 
A Homburg; Gibson & Gibson; Don St. Clair; 
Brennon A Carroll; Annetta Link; 1-8, Landry 
Bros.; Hayden A DeVlne; Norlne Carmen A 
Her Mistrel Boys; Westerma A West; Lillian 
Hoyt; Farrell A Farrell. 



HOOPESTON, ILL. 

VIRGINIAN (Max M. Nahan, mgr.; agent, 
W V. M. A.).— 28-1, J. L. Cosg roves' English 
Imperial Hand Bell Ringers. May t-l, W. C. 
Bucker's Pan-American Singers. RIGG8. 



HUNTINGDON, PA. 

OPERA HOUSE (Chas. Manlng, mgr.; 
agent, L. C. McLaughlin). — Franklin A Mar- 
low; Kelly A Kelly; The Three Hussars; Har- 
per A Lavelle. 



MACON, OA. 

GRAND (Jake Wells, mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O. > — Week 21. Grace Sisters, fine; Solly Bern* 
very good; Earl, Wilson A Neal, hit; Gedman, 
shadowgraf, excellent; Joe Kennedy, won- 
derful; Summers A Emolse, heavy hit; Clarke 
A McCullough, laugh; Saraclna's Band, great. 

PALACE (J. B. Melton, mgr.). — Sammy 
Stein, great music and pictures, fine. 

MAJESTIC (J. B. Melton, mgr.).— Musical 
comedies and good pictures. 

LYRIC (H. P. Diggs. mgr.).— Splendid pic- 
tures. ANDREW ORR. 



MEMPHIS, TENN. 

LYRIC (Ben Btalnback. mgr.).— 20, "Al- 
ma"; 27, Charley Grapewln. 

ORPHEUM.— Week 21, Irene Franklin, 
headliner, pleased grealy; Pollard, ordinary; 
Armstrong A Manly, weak; Hess Sisters, fair; 
Apollo Trio, pleased. 

PALACE.- Whittington Stock Co. 

CARROLLTON (reopen 27).— Jack Wilson 
Golden Girls. 

MAJESTIC. — 1-4, all singers held over. Fea- 
ture film. 

METROPOLITAN (colored)— Tollver Trio; 
Bessie Brown. 

SAVOY (colored). — Stock comedy. 



Emma Bunting opens at the Lyric May 4 
in stock. 



The stock company to have opened at 
Lyceum 14 failed to materialize. 

MAGEVNEY. 



MERIDEN, CONN. 

POLl'S (R. B. Boyce, mgr.; agent, Church). 
— 28-29, "Mephlsto's Cabaret," good; Gro- 
tesque Randolphs, fair; Brown A Brown, good; 
El Gordo, pleased. 30, "Within the Law." 
(3d engagement); 1-3, Rellly A Wood; Rut- 
ledge A Co.; Sanders' Dogs; Four Corellls; 
22. "Bunty Pulls the Strings," pleased large 
audiences. 

GEM (Clifford C. Llnsley, mgr.). — Musical 
comedy stock. 

STAR (R. T. Halllwell. mur.). — Pictures. 

CRYSTAL (Pindar A Rudloff. mgr.). — Pic- 
tures. 



MOBILE, ALA. 

LYRIC (H. C. Fourton. mgr.; agent. U. B. 
O. ).— 28. "The S-mlnary Girl"; May 6, "Mr. 
JJreen's Reception." 

ORPHEUM (John Kellner. mgr.).--Hlgley- 
Harrlnton Stork. B. J. WILLIAMS. 



MONTREAL. 

PRINCESS (H. C. Judge, mgr.).— Sot hern 
and Marlowe). 6, "Hlndle Wakes." 

HIS MAJESTY'S (H. Q. Brooks, mgr.) 
"Frisco Sal." 



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"THE VIRGINIA JUDGE" 

Having finished a tour of the Orpheum Circuit, 
Will sail for Europe, May 21, SS. " Mauretania," to fulfill his 
annual engagement. 

ADIOS 



ORPHEUM (G. P. Drigcoll. mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O.). — Joseph Jefferson ft Co.; Stuart 
Barnes; John & May Burke; Smith ft Camp- 
bell; Meredeth ft Snoozer; Kaufman Troupe; 
Babette; The Peers. Last week vaudeville; 
stock 6, Lillian Kemble and Chas. Mackay 
in the lead. 

GAYETY (Fred Crow, mgr.).— "Gay Bur- 
lesquers." 

FRANCAI8 (J. O. Hooley. mgr.; agent. 
Loew). — Artame; Fossattl; Swan ft Bambard; 
Rhoda ft Crampton; Clark ft Verdi; The Two 
Tabers. 

IMPERIAL (H. W. Conover, mgr.). — San- 
soucl; Slg. Francesco Mannetta; Kathleen 
Scott. 



MINERS 
Life." 



(Frank Abbott, mgr.). — "High 
JOE O'BRYAN. 



NEW HAVEN, CONN. 

POLI'S (Ollle Edwards, mgr.; agent. U. B. 
O. ; rehearsal Mon. 10). — Last week of vaude- 
ville, stock company 6, for summer season. 
Henry ft Francis, hit of bill; Travllla Bros, ft 
Seal, splendid; Gallagher ft Fields, scream; 
Sampsel ft Rellly. good; Bradshaw Bros., orig- 
inal; Goldrlck, Moore ft Klalse, fair; Miller 
ft Mack, fine. E. J. TODD. 



MONESSEN. PA. 

OLYMPIC (Peter Sot us, mgr.; agent, L. C. 
McLaughlin). — Landry Bros.; Haywood Sis- 
ters; Hayden ft DeVlne; Margaret Crosby. 

MORGANTOWN. W. VA. 

SWISHER (T. J. Arthur, mgr.; agent, L. C. 
McLaughlin). — DeMond ft Densmore; Billy 
Doss; Baxter ft LaConda; Pauline Josef. 

MUNCIE, IND. 

STAR (Ray Andrews, mgr.; agent, Gus Sun; 
rehearsal Mon. 10.80). — Ford ft Cody, pleased; 
La Vern Barber Players, scored; HI Greenway. 
clever; Majestic Musical 4, hit. 

GEO. FIFER. 



OMAHA. 

ORPHEUM (Wm. P. Byrne, mgr.; rehear- 
sal Sun. 10). — Week 20, The Dorians, good; 
Roxy La Rocca, pleased; Mack ft Rambeau, 
excellent; talking pictures, disappointed; Si- 
mon ft Osterman, very good, headlined; Wat- 
son ft Santos, encored; the LeGrohs, good. 

GAYETY (E. L. Johnson, mgr.).— Week 20, 
"The Midnight Maidens." 



CASINO (F. H. Leduc, mgr.; agents, Aloz 
and Griffin). — 24-26, Great Cabana, good; Hill 
& Hale, fair; Alexis, only fair. 28-30, H. A. 
Hall, very good; Adonis, fairly good; Stella ft 
Geo. Watson, good; pictures. 

GRAND (8. L. Bonsai 1, mgr.). — Roma Reade 
Players In "The Fifth Commandment." Fair 
production. Good business. Jack Gordon Is 
a new member. Dorothy Thayer, Ingenue, is 
around again after her Illness. 

DOMINION (J. r. Clancy, mgr.).— The Do- 
minion Stock In "The Commuters." Fine pro- 
duction; very good business. The company 
is composed of Harry Hllliard, Dallas Tyler, 
Betty Farrlngton, Caroline Harris, Margaret 
Robinson,, Frances Carson, Louise Wolfe, Jen- 
nie Ellison, Wallace Ersklne, Roy Fairchild, 
Walter Van Boekman, Gerald Harcourt and 
J. W. Martin. Miss Tyler and Messrs. Hllliard 
and Harcourt (who played Fletcher) made 
the hits of the evening. Next week, "The 
Deep Purple." CLINE. 



PENSACOLA, FLA. 

PENSACOLA O. H. (Nick Smith, mgr.).— 
April 22, season closed with amateur in 
"Bought and Charged," travesty on "Bought 
and Paid For," written by Sidney P. Levy, 
local but promising playwright. 

BIJOU. — Withrow & Glover, drawing good 
business. 

BONITA. — Lynch Trio, securing fine busi- 
ness. DAVE CASH MAN. 



PERTH AMBOY, N. J. 

PROCTOR'S (J. Bullwlnkel, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O.).— 28-30, White & Lew Orth. scored * 
Gertie Gilson, very good; Frank LeMark, good. 

BIJOU (E. A. Kovcas. mgr.).— Stock. 

M. A. BRAM. 



NASHVILLE. 

ORPHEUM (George H. Hickman, mgr.; 
agent, U. B. O. ; rehearsal Mon. 10). — "The 
Duke of Durham," with Lou L. Shean. 
Bright melange and extravagantly mounted. 
Mabel L. Coner received merited applause. 
Attracted large audience at opening. 

PRINCESS (Harry Sudkum, mgr.; agent. 
Keith; rehearsal Mon. 10). — "The Isle of 
Joy," well staged with new and appropriate 
scenery, and fast musical tabloid. 

Bijou closed April 26 until next September. 

W. R. ARNOLD. 



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PITT8FIELD, MASS. 

UNION SQUARE (Edward Hamilton, mgr.; 
agent, U. B. O.). — Jennings. Jewel ft Barlowe. 
excellent; Ross ft Underwood, good; Fren- 
celll ft Lewis, poor; Joe Lanlgan, fair; Daley 
ft Kramer, pleased; Selma Braats, hit; Billy 
Davis, tremendous hit; Brown ft Jackson, very 
good; Grlndell ft Henry, fine; Kllpatrlck & 
Slmms, pleased. 

MAJESTIC (J. P. Sullivan, mgr.; agent. 
Sheedy). — Carmen c I ta ft Girls, racy; Jock 
McKay, fair; Jerome ft Lewis, hit. 

COLONIAL (A. C. Daniels, mgr). -Wm 
Parke Players). — The Bells, fine performance; 
poor business. 6, "Within the Law," 

EMPIRE (Beck ft Lombard, mgrs.).— Dark 
until May 3. Open with "On Their Honey- 
moon." 




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NEWARK, N. J. 

PROCTOR'S (R. C. Stewart, mgr.; agent. 
U. B. O. ; rehearsal Mon. 9). — Tom Davles 
Trio, good; Lambert!, clever; Gordon Eldrld 
& Co., amusing; Arthur Geary, enthusiasm; 
Robbie Gordone, artistic; San Francisco Trio, 
good; Cartmell & Harris, clever; Corel U' & 
Gllletti, scored; Mite Mooree, wonder. 

LYRIC (Proctor's). — Musical comedy, hu- 
morous; Lillian Doone ft Co., very clever; 
Crosby ft Lee, comical; Sam Harris, good; 
Muller ft Muller, musical act. good. 

WASHINGTON (O. R. Neu, mgr.; agent, 
Fox). — "Disillusioned." comic sketch, laugh- 
able; Jerome ft Norton, amusing; Collins ft 
Hawley, clever; Baptiste ft Franconl, comic; 
Burke ft Jerome, good; Ellnore Bates, very 
entertaining; pictures Ohio flood, good. 

NEWARK (George Robblns, mgr.). — Julian 
Eltlnge, crowded houses. 

SHUBERT (Lee Ottelengul, mgr.). — Klne- 
macalor. 

ORPHEUM (M. S. Schlesinger, mgr.). — ray- 
ton stock. 

GAYETY (Leon Evans, mgr.). — Mollle Wil- 
liams Co. 



KRUG (Chas. A. Franke, mgr.). — Week 20, 
"Dainty Marie." 

HIPPODROME (E. G. Hicks, mgr.).— Week 
20, "A Winning Miss," good tabloid to good 
houses. 

EMPRESS (Frank Harris, mgr.; agent. W. 
V. M. A.). — Week 21, Al Lawrence, laughs; 
6 Lunds, entertaining; Irwin ft Herzog, hit; 
Robot's Dogs, excellent. 

BOYD (Frank Phelps, mgr.).— Week 20, 
Eva Lang ar. d her stock company. 

BRANDEIS (C. W. Turner, mgr.; K. ft P.. 
nnd Shubcrts). — 26, Frances Starr. 



Eva Lang's Farewell 26 at the Boyd. Opened 
at the Willis Wood, Kansas City, 27. 

KOPALD. 



PATERSON, N. J. 

MAJESTIC (W. H. Walsh, mgr.; agent. U. 
B. O. ; rehearsal Mon. and Thurs. 11). — 28-30, 
Three Lublns, good; Hilller ft Hill, good; 
Marines Boys' Band, clever; Chung Wha Com- 
edy Four, great. 1-8, The Nagfya; Rich Mc- 
Allister ft Co.; Beatrice Wilson Hall; Duffy - 
Redcay Troupe. 

OPERA HOUSE (John Esslg, mgr.).— Hen- 
rietta Browne, good; Wally Trio, novelty; 
Louis Hartman ft Co., pleased; Henry ft Wood, 
good; Hlckawa, pleased; Hallen ft Hayes, 
good; Klnemacolor. 

LYCEUM (E. J. Wilbur, mgr.).— "Madame 
X." 



OTTAWA, CAN. 

RUSSELL (P. Gorman, mgr.). — 1-3, "The 
Quaker Girl," with Victor Morley. 

FAMILY (Ken Finley. mgr.). — Pictures. 24- 
26, Frank Long, foolish. 28-30, Three Schaf- 
fer Sisters, good. 



Russell Hill, formerly of Goodrich, Van ft 
Hill, has formed an act with Al. Hilller, a 
local boy, which they are presenting at the 
Majestic this week. 

The Empire will open early In May with a 
stock company composed of players formerly 
of the Opera House Stock Co. 

DAVID W. LEWIS. 



PORTLAND, ME. 

PORTLAND (Joseph McConvllle. mgr. ; 
agent, U. It .O. ; rehearsal Mon. and Thurs 
10.30).— Allen * ('lark, laugh; Pendleton Sis- 
ters, clever; Anna Madlgan & Co., pleased; 
Bert Bros., scream; Jack Dakota Trio, excel- 
lent feature 3-reel picture, "Snow White." 
opened bill and dragged show. 1-3 Dacey At 
Chase; Ollie Wood; Ed. St hooley & Co.; Ks- 
panola Opera Co. 

GREELEY'S (James W. Greeley, mgr.: 
agent, Church; rehearsal Mon. & Thurs. 12. am. 
— Bell ft Richards, good; Jacquette, bint fe- 
malo impersonator seen here; Taber A Clair. 
bright; Ajax. featured. 1-3. AJax; 3 Hum- 
mers; Frank Clayton; DeBout Duo. 

KEITH'S HIPPODROME (J. M. Moshei, 
mgr.; agent, U. B. O. ; rehearsal Mon. 10.30).-- 
Earl ft the Girl Co.; Jessie Sutherland & Co.; 
Durand Musical Five; Mills ft Moulton; Joe 
Flynn; DeWolf ft Co.; Talking Pictures, dis- 
continued Sat. night after unsuccessful run 
here. 

JEFFERSON (Julius Cahn. mgr. ).— Jeffer- 
Bon Stock Co., in "My Wife"; May 6. DcKoven 
Opera Co. 

CASCO. — 29, Bowdoin Masque ft Gown In 
"Old Heidelberg." 

PYTHIAN TEMPLE.— 28, Portland Festival 
Chorus, spring concert, largely attended and 
very appreciative audience. H. C. A. 



READING, PA. 

ORPHEUM (Wllmer ft Vincent. mgrs.; 
agent, U. B. O. ; rehearsal Mon. and Thurs. 



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MANAGING VAUDEVILLE ACTS 

Can arrange routes and immediate time for standard acts 

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10.30). — Great Vernltta Clark Troup, fair; WIN 
■on A Gallagher, very well; Josef Slenesynski. 
pleased; Billy Hall A Co., liked; Grant & 
Hoag. nicely; Phi! lis Family, fairly well. 

HIPPODROME (C. G. Keeney, mgr. ; agent, 
Prudential; rehearsal Mon. and Thurs. 10.S0). 
— Romalne & Romaine, liked; Pearly Dawson, 
very well; Reilly A Morton, very well; 2 Al- 
berts, nicely; Hurst, Watts A Hurst, laughs; 
Four Singing Girls, headline. G. R. H. 



RICHMOND. 

COLONIAL (E. P. Lyons, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O. ; rehearsal Mon. 11). — "The Five Luna- 
tics." featured; Billy K. Wells, very funny; 
Harry & Augusta Turpin, very clever; W. 8. 
Harvey ft Co., many laughs; good bill to ca- 
pacity houses. 

BIJOU (Harry McNlven, mgr.; agent, 8. A 
Hi — Busy Izsy," packed houses. 

EMPIRE (Blair Meanly, mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O.) — "The College Girls," good show; business 
excellent. 

ACADEMY (Chas. Brlggs. mgr.). — "Lucille 
Lavern.- Co.." with Grace Scott, in "A Wo- 
man's Way." 

ORPHEUM (H. C. Stadford, mgr.).— "Girls 
from Daffydill," drawing big. 

The Orpheum opened Monday with house 
packed, playing tubloid and pop vaudeville. 

WALTER D. NELSON. 



ROCKLAND, ME. 

ROCKLAND (Al. V. Rosenberg. mgr.; 
agent, U. B. O. ; rehearsal Mon. and Thurs- 
day 11). — 21-26, Thomas Musical Comedy Co., 
pleased large audiences; 28-80, Ethel Gordon, 
pleased; Romany Trio, excellent; 1-8, Bar- 
bour & Lynn; Harrison- Wolfe Trio. 

A. C. J. 



ST. PAUL. 

EMPRESS (Gus S. Greening, mgr.). — Porter 
J. White A Co., well liked; Models De Luxe, 
good; Pesano & Bingham, very good; Hibbert 
ft Kennedy, well received; Emma Francis A 
Boys, well liked. 

PRINCESS. — Earl Dewey ft Dancing Dolls; 
De Gray Comedy Four; Milo Beldon A Co.; 
Lynne Gauter, pictures. 

HIPPODROME.— De Clalrvjlles; Mile. Blan- 
chy Claire; Clara Edwards; Sid Balentlne; 
piotures. 

8HUBERT. — Lyman Howe's pictures. 

METROPOLITAN —Win. H. Crane, good 
sale.. 

GRAND. — "The New Century Girls." The 
bill was well liked and received by well filled 
house. BENHAM. 



ST. JOHN. N. B. 

OPERA HOUSE (D. H. McDonald, mgr.) — 
21-28, Thomas E. Shea, capacity; 29-2. "The 
Lily of Klllarney." 

NICKEL (W. H. Goldlng, mgr.; agent. U. 
B. O.). — 21-26, VlBsochl Brothers; Ruth Blals- 
dell; pictures. 

LTRIC (8teve Hurley, mgr.).— 21-23. Kitty 
Edwards, fair; 24-26, Clark ft LewiB, ordinary; 
pictures. 

GEM (Fred Trifts, mgr.).— Ed. Grlffln; pic- 
tures. L. H. CORTRIGHT. 



SAVANNAH. 

SAVANNAH (William B. Seeskind, mgr). 
• — Metropolitan Grand Opera Orchestra in 
concert, under direction Savannah Music Club, 
28-29, three performances, excellent attend- 
ance. Regular season closed. 

BIJOU (Corbln Shelld. mitr.; rehearsal Mon- 
11). — Capacity attendance Monday with 
"Johnny Wise," tabloid, pleasing In every 
way. 

PRINCESS (Gelger * Stebblns. mgrg.).- 
The Princess Stock Co, In tabloid dramas; 
pictures also. 

LIBERTY (Bandy Bros., mgrH.).- The 
Jewell Kelley Stock Co.. in "St. Elmo," good 
attendance. Engagement Indefinite. 

ARCADIA (Jake Schrameck, mgr.) — Doc 
Baker, big hit; pictures also. 

FOLLY (Mose Ebersteln, mgr). — Third re- 
turn date of Howze Sisters, hit; pictures 
changed dally; good business. 

ODEON (Mose Ebersteln. mgr.). — Doing 
thriving business with pictures Tommy Ly- 
man distinct success. 



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AFRICA 



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IN VAUDEVILLE 



STAR (Payne, mgr.). — Colored. Business 
holds up well with pictures and vaudeville. 

REX. 



SCHENECTADY, N. Y. 

PROCTOR'S (Chas. H. Gouldlng. mgr.; 
agent. U. B. O.; rehearsal Mon. and Thurs. 
9). — 28-30, "The Little Lambs," 11 people, 
real hit; Douglas McCarthy A Dorothy Ma- 
jor, went big; John Philbrlck, laughs; Mas- 
sie Rowland, good; Qrenler A Lafosse, fine; 
big business. 

VAN CURLER (Chas. H. McDonald, mgr.; 
Shuberts). — Final week of the Malley-Den- 
nlson Stock Co. offers "The Prince Chap." 
with Hallett Thompson solid hit; Ethel Grey 
Terry. Isabella Sherman A Isabella Cameron 
share honors; four months. 

MOHAWK (Ackerman J. QUI. mgr.).— 28, 
Union College Dramatic Club, "The Snow 
Ball," excellent production; 29-8, Gotham 
Producing Co., In "The Rejuvenation of Aunt 
Mary," with Blanche Chapman, big hit In the 
title role; Mahlon Hamilton and Frank Ford 
share In the glory. 

Sidney Grundy's comedy, "The Snow Ball." 
was produced by the Union College Dramatic 
Club under the management of Alfred C. 
Meneely and the direction of Coach Simeon 
Leake of Albany. *t the Mohawk, Apr. 28. 
Walter C. Baker as "Mrs. Featherstone," 
scored the biggest hit of the piece. His 
mannerisms, appearance and figure were al- 
most perfect. H. H. Dickinson, Don King 
Hutchens. G. Wadsworth, R. B. Lowe, H. B. 
Santee and C. D. Lowell also shared the hon- 
ors and glory. A "oabaret" act presented by 
G. V. Wood and H. H. Dickinson went big. 
The college orchestra under the leadership of 
Charles T. Male added to the great success 
of the play. This third production has been 
without a doubt the best so far presented and 
presages bigger things for the future. 

Mahlon Hamilton, the new leading man of 
the Gotham Producing Co. at the Mohawk, 
Is late of the Klnemacolor field and his 
local popularity sprung up over night on 
account of being seen on the screen at Proc- 
tor's in two Klnemacolor features, as "The 
Prince" in "The Alchemist" and as "Mr. 
Hammond" in "An Awkward MIx-Up." 

The Gotham Producing Co. Journeyed to 
Amsterdam 28. to show In "The Rejuvenation 
of Aunt Mary." featuring Blanche Chapman 
and the town turned out en masse to see the 

play. 

Agatha Frederic and Edith Norman were 
••specially engaged to play the roles of the 
"Younger Claudlas" in the Malley-Dennlson 
production of "The Prince Chap" at the Van 
Curler. 



Sherman, Isabel Cameron, Carl Gerard, Ar- 
thur Buchanan and Richard Ogden are also 
to be highly commended for their fine, con- 
sistent work. This company has set a high 
standard for artistic and finished productions, 
and has accordingly enjoyed pleasing busi- 
ness. "HOWY." 



8COTTDALE, PA. 

OPERA HOUSE (D. B. Henry, mgr.; agent, 
L. C. McLaughlin). — Anvil Trio; Qulgley A 
Adair; Don St. Clair. 



SPOKANE. 

AUDITORIUM (Chas. York, mgr.).— "The 
Concert," 21, drew well. 

ORPHEUM (Joseph Muller. mgr.).— Week 
21, Jessie Busley A Co.. got most; Will Ward 
A Melody Maids, good; Laddie Cliff, still 
liked; Delmar A Delmar, good; Charles A 
Adelaide Wilson, closed strong; Meehan's 
Dogs, pleased kids; Margaret Ashton, slow 
warming up. 

EMPRESS (George Blakeslee, mgr.; agents, 
S-C). — Hal Stephens, strong; Melody Mon- 
arch!, whirlwind; Moffatt-LeRelne A Co., in- 
terested; Van Cleve, Denton A Pete, scored; 
"Broomstick" Elliott, liked. 

PANTAGES (E. Clarke Walker, mgr.).— 
Week 21, Carl Sockdale A Co., fared excel- 
lently; Julie Ring A Co., big; Joe Carroll, 
fresh monolog; Flying Fishers, Just passed; 
Lelllott Brothers, pleased. 

AMERICAN (Carl 8. Mllligan. mgr.) — 
American Theatre Players, with Henry Hall 
and Auda Due; "The Boys of Company B," 
helped box office; "The Liars," current. 

George M. McKee, local amateur, after scor- 
ing In University club productions, has Joined 
the stock company at the American. 

It la announced the New York Philharmonic 
orchestra will be booked hire for a concert 
In 1914, probably during May. 

J. E. ROYCE. 



SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 

COURT 8Q. (D. O. Qllmore. mgr.; Ind.).— 
Week 18, "Blue Bird," pleased, very good 
houses. 6. Hornlman English Players In 
"Candida." 

NELSON (Jack Loewer. mgr.; Fox Circuit). 
— 28-30. "A Night at the Wedding." pleased; 
Coyne A Swor. very good; Miller * TcmppHl, 
big; Three O'Connor Sisters, dainty; Rlct I 
Trio, good; Hardle A Glbnon. went well. 

POLPS (Gordon Wrlghter. mgr). — "The 
Greyhound," well balanced performance to 
big houses. 

CWLMORE (Grace Damon, mgr.). — 28 30. 
"Queens of Paris." pleased big houses 

BROADWAY (Dan Scullen. mgr). — Open- 
ing of new house and company with "Green 
Stockings," to big nights and fair matinees 
Company created favorable Impression. 

GEO. PRESSL. 



The Mall«\v-DennlBon company brings its 
run of four months at the Van Curler to a 
close with an elaborate production of "The 
Trine, !'!;::;v" rhnrmlng Ethel Grey Terry 
was featured heavily at all times. Frank 
Charlton led for tho first nine weeks and was 
then repine, d by Hallett Thompson. Isabel 



SYRACUSE. N. Y. 

GRAND (Charles H. Plummer, mgr ; Keith's 
vaudeville. Chas. O. Anderson, mgr.).- I/iv.-m 
Trio, good: Lillian Ashley, liked; WIITtd 
Clarke ft. Co., laughs; .loo Whitehead, ■ lev.-r; 
Musical Splllers, pleased; Harry Beresford ft 



Co., scored; Wilson Hros . very pleasing; 
O'Meers Sisters ft Co., good 

EMPIRE. — 25-26, "Disraeli." Next week. 

Ralph Kellard Stock Co. 

BASTAHLE (Stephen Bastable, mgr.).— 5-6. 
"Whirl of Pleasure" 

WIETINC— Stock. 



TERRE HAUTE. IND. 

VARIETIES (Jack Hoeffler, mgr.; agent. 
W. V. M. A.; rehearsal Mon. and Thurs. 10). 
— Bill Dooley, good: Toklo Klsshe, great; Ca- 
sey A Smith, fair; Devere A Lewis, fair; Ruth 
Francis Players, good; Mattle Keene A Co., 
fair; Dixie Girls, fair; Vincent A Raymond, 
good; De Dlo's Circus, fair; Harry Bouton A 
Co., pleased. 

GRAND (T. W. Barhydt. Jr., mgr.).— 26- 
27. "Bought and Paid For"; 28-8. pictures. 

McCURLEY. 



TORONTO. 

ROYAL ALEXANDRA (L. Solman. mgr). 
— Henry W. Savage's gorgeous musical gaiety. 
"Little Boy Blue," opened to a capacity house 
and was declared a winner. 6, Annie Russell's 
Old English Comedy Co. 

PRINCESS (O. B. Sheppard, mgr.) —Tyrone 
Power in "Julius Caesar." received an ova- 
tion on opening night. B. May Robson in "A 
Night Out." 

GRAND (A. J. Small. mgr.).— -"Seven 
Days"; 6. "Madame Sherry." 

SHEA'S (J. Shea, mgr.).— William Burress 
A Co.. In "The New Hong Birds." scored 
strongly. W. H. St. James A Co., In "A Chip 
of the Old Block." good; Mae Melville A nert 
Hlgglns, a hit; Slgnor Trovato, clever; Mack 
A Orth. pleased; Four Altheas, novel; Buck- 
ley's Animals, well trained; the Klnetophone. 
new subjects. 

STAR (Dan F. Pierce, mgr.).— "Girls from 
Dixie," opened well. 5, "Stars from Stage- 
land." 

GAYETY (T. R. Henry, mgr.). — "The Col- 
lege Girls" one of the leaders, an encore 
opening night. 5, Rose Sydell and her Lon- 
don Belles. 

MAJESTIC (Peter F. Grlffln, mgr. ).— Row- 
ley A Gay; Brooks A Co.; Eric ft Nova; Haw- 
ley A Buchen. 



A cable dispatch via New York received 
her this week states that King Genrtre will 
formally open the Canadian National Exhibi- 
tion In 1914. HARTLEY. 



TRENTON, N. J. 

STATE 8T. (Herman Wahn. mgr ; agent, 
Prudential; rehearsal Mon. and Thurs. 11) — 
28-80. Hyman Adler A Co.. good; Nina Es- 
phey, pleased; Dan Delmar, hit; Mr. ft Mrs. 
Sidney Reynolds, good; Perry ft Randall, 
laugh. May 1-8, Estelle Wordette ft Co.; 
Temple Girls Quartet; Connery A Le Gault; 
Crumbly A Glass; King A Dawson. 

BROAD ST. (George E. Brown, mgr). — 28. 
May Robson; 2, Marie Dressier Co. 



8, Rlngling Brother*' circus; 14. Two TIIIIh. 

A. C. W. 



VANDERGRIFT. PA. 

CASINO (C. F. Fox, mgr.; agent. 1. c. Mc- 
Laughlin). — Harper A LaVelle; Anletfi Links. 
The Little Johns. 



WILKKM-HAKKK. PA. 

GRAND (I). M Cuiiffinan. mikm L'«. Hen- 
rietta Crossman; 'J. May Rohxon . •> 7, "Gar- 
den of Allah." 

NESHITT (.1 Kallskl. mirrt. Guy H.rtl.U 
Trio, went well; Dixon ft Dixon good: Klrm 
K Gee, enloyed; The Two EiariUs, en l> i ta Ined ; 
Gertrude Vandyke, pleased. 

I'OLl (A H. DoikiriK. fiiur i Sio. |<, ■•The 
< iarnhlers." 

MAJEKTM* (.». Kaliski. in^ri Sto.k. 

Tlite,. Weeks." 



YOINGHTOWN. I). 

I'ARK <L. H. fool, rnwr : .Yjh.-r A Slum 
Hal r Ison ■ West Trio. phasim/ Ki|tilll Mrox. 
. xi. |li lit; Hyl.iinls ft H' Id H"od. MalHHHM K 
I'n . in "I, a Soinn.-i inhol. " hit; Ed Morton. 
applause, hll; Matio Tviii' fonny. 

GRAND I. I'd. n I! Elli-.N m-i S ,V H » 
Stock company, good 1 > < i . 1 1 1 • f, in "Tin T. ills' I 

C. A. LEEDY. 



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VARIETY 




ADDRESS DEPARTMENT 

Where Players May Be Located 
Next Week (May 5) 

(The routes or addresses given below are accurate. Players may be listed In this 
department weekly, either at the theatre they are appearing In, or at a permanent or 
temporary address, which will be Inserted when route Is not received for 95 yearly, or 
If name Is In bold face type, $16 yearly. All players. In vaudeville, legitimate, stock 
or burlesque, are eligible to this department.) 



Lamb's Manikins Alleghany Phila Pa 
Lambert! care Pat Casey 1493 Bway N Y 
Langdons The Hip Alton Ills 
Lawson A Namon Variety Chicago 
Lee laebelle care Variety N T 
Louden Janet care Variety N T 
Lynch T M 211 W 141st St N T C 



Mascot care Variety London 
Maurice * Walton Variety New York 
McDermott Billy Miller Hotel NYC 
Meredith Sisters SOS W 61st NYC 



THE GREATE5T 5EN5ATIDN 
IN VAUDEVILLE 



Abeles Edward Lambs Club N Y 
Adler ft Arllne care Variety N Y 
Adonis 64 W 144th St N Y C 
Abern Troupe care Variety New York 
Alblnl Great 8-C Heidelberg Bldg N Y 
Allen Arch Marquttte Bldg Chicago 
Anson E J care Variety NYC 



Bards Four care Variety N Y 

Barnes A Crawford Freeport N Y 

Barnolds Animals Variety London 

Barry A Wolford Casino and Roosevelt Aves 

Freeport L I 
Berger Edgar care White Rats New York 
Berliner Vera 5724 Ridge Ave Chicago 
Big Jim car*. Freeman Bernstein 1482 Bway 

N Y 
Bowers Walters A Crooker Theatre Glasgow 

Scotland 
Bracks Seven 104 E 14th St care Tauslg 

NYC 
Brady Basil 152 E 108th St N Y 
Braham Nat care Variety N Y 
Breton Ted A Corlnne Direction Jas E Plun- 

kett 



6 BROWN BROS. 

Featured this Season with the Primrose and 
Dockstader Minstrels 



Brown A Foster care Variety N Y 
Brown Harris A Brown Riverside R I 
Burke John A Mac Variety London 
Byron A Landon Hammerstein's NYC 

G 

Caltes Novelty 1124 6th St Philadelphia 

Cameron Grace Variety N Y 

Carr Ernest Care Variety N Y 

Cartmell A Harris Freeport LINY 

Ce Dorm 9 Riverside Ave Newark N J 

Clark A Bergman 121 George St Evergreen 

Bklyn N Y 
Clark A Hamilton Variety N Y 
Clifford Bessie Variety N Y 
Collins Jose 8huberts 1416 Bway N Y 
Corelli A Gllette Fifth Ave NYC 
Cross & Josephine Colonial NYC 



Crouch -nd Welch 

TOURING EUROPE. 
Direction, M. 8. Bent ham 



Four Koners Bros Loew Circuit Inder. 
Four Regals 104 E 14th care Tauslg NYC 
Fox Harry Variety New York 
Fox A Ward 1117 Wolf St Phila Pa 



MAE FRANCIS 

"THE FASHION PLATE COMEDIENNE" 

Personal Direction, Fred O. Nixon Nlrdllnger 

Frey Henry 1777 Madison Ave NYC 
Frey Twins Vaudeville Comedy Club NYC 

O 

Godfrey A Henderson Beehler Bros Chicago 

Golden Morris care Variety New York 

Grimm A Elliott Pantages Oakland 

Green Burt Lambs Club New York 

Green Ethel care Variety N Y 

Guerro A Carmen 2108 W North Ave Chicago 

H 
Halllgan A Sykes Plaza San Antonio 
Hanlon Bros Hip Brighton Eng 
Hardcastle Teddy care Variety NYC 
Harrah Great Empress Omaha 
Haywood Harry Co Indiana Chicago 
Herold Virginia care Variety Chicago 
Hlnes Palmer A Girls Variety NYC 
Holman Harry Co Variety NYC 
Hopkins Sisters care Variety N Y 
Houdtnl care Days Agency E Arundel St 

Strand London 
Hufford A Chain Casey Agency Putnam Bldg 

New York 
Hunter A Ross Variety N Y 
Hutchinson Wll A Co Empire London Eng 



Ioleen Sisters Variety New York 

J 
Jarrott Jack Variety New York 

Kayne Agnes care Variety N Y 

G r ea t est Money-Getting Sensation 

PRINCE KAR-MI 

Gorgeous— Startling— Original 



Karrel Great cars Variety N Y 
Kaufman Reba A Ines Variety Chicago 
Kenna Charles care Variety NY. 
Kenny & Hollls 66 Bra I nerd rd Allston Mass 
KcIho & Lelghton care Harry Shea 1482 Bway 
N Y 



DIRECTION MAX HART 



MONTGOMERY DUO 

Instrumentalists and Singers De Luxe. 
Booked Solid. Address VARIETY, New York. 

Mersereau Mile care Variety San Francisco 

Moran Polly care Variety N Y 

Mores Mite Highlands N J 

Moaarte Fred A Eva Family Lafayette Ind 

McMahon and CbappeBe 

Booking Direct 

McCarthy Myles care Variety NYC 
McCarthy William Oreen Room Club N Y 
Mullery Maud care Variety NYC 
Murray Elisabeth M care Variety N Y 

N 



PAUL 



RUBY 



NEVINSandERWOOD 

Max E. Hayes, United Time 



Newhoff A Phelps 140 W 163d St N Y 
Nlblo A Spencer 8vea Stockholm Sweden 
Nome Bob care Variety NYC 
Nonette Casey Agency Putnam B ldg N Y 

JACK NORWORTH 

And the HONEYMOON FOUR 
62 West 45th St., N. Y. City. 



Paddock A Paddock Variety N Y 
Pagllaccl 4 Variety San Francisco 

FRANK PARISH 

SOMETHING NEW AND ORIGINAL. 

This Week (Apr. 28), Bushwlck, Brooklyn. 
Direction, ALF T. WILTON. 



Curzon Sisters Third time Orpheum Circuit 



Dazle Mile care Jenle Jacobs Putnam Bldg 

Now York 
Deely Ben A Co Variety New York 



BETH DENSMORE 

Playing FOUR Musical Instruments AT ONE 

TIME. Atlantic City Exposition Bldg., 

Summer Season. 



Diamond <fc Hrennan Orphoum Omaha 
Donnelly L»o Frlara Club New York 
Drew Virginia care Variety N V 
Duffy 1* J 2 Ashland PI Hklyn N Y 

Jim Diamond and Brennan sibvi 

Next Week (May "»), Orpheum. Omuhu. 
Direction. M. S. HKNTHAM 

E« 
Fklwuril* Shorty euro Variety N V 
Kllr.alieth Mary < ;in- Varkty N<-w York 
Klllott Sidney A 1147 Harvey Ave I »■ t r.»lt 
Kltlnge Julian Kiting Theaiiv !'.!'!« N Y 



Flemcn Wm care Variety N Y 



GET YOUR 

SUMMER ADDRESS 

ON RECORD 

Have your name and address in this Department. 
$5 by the year, $10 with name in bold face type. 

Let friends locate you at any time. When route 
is given it will be published, or permanent address 
inserted instead. Route may be changed weekly, 
and address as often as desired. 



Parry Charlotte Variety London 
Priest Janet cars Woolfolk Ashland Big 
Chicago 






Rafael Dave 1101 Grant Ave San Francisco 
Ramsey Sisters Ehrlch House NYC 
Rathskeller Trio care Variety Chicago 
Readrlck Frank care Variety N Y 
Reeves Alf 111 W 44th St N Y C 
Reeves Billy care Variety Ban Francisco 
Relsner ft Gore Grand Atlanta Ga 
Rice Elmer A Tom Alhambra London Eng 
Rice Fanny Blaichard Farm Franklin N H 
Ritchie W E care Variety London 

W. E. Ritchie and Co. 

THE ORIGINAL TRAMP CYCLIST 



Roehms Athletic Girls Variety N Y 
Rogers Will Variety Chicago 



Savoy Lucille care Variety N Y 
Sherman A De Forest Davenport Centre N Y 
Soils Bros 4 care Variety Chicago 111 
Stanton Walter The Great Rooster cars The 

Billboard Chicago 111 
Stsphsns Leona Variety Chicago 
St. James W H * Co care Jenle Jacobs Put- 
nam Bldg New York 
Stoddard A Hynes 116 S 7th St Hannibal Mo 
Suratt Vlolanta 1BB6 Bway NYC 



Terry * Lambert cars Friars Club New York 



HUR8TON 

THE GREAT MAGICIAN 
Care Stair * Havlln, 1493 Broadway. N. Y. 



Tlncnard Fay cars Arthur Hopkins Putnam 
Bldg New York 



Van Billy 4618 Forrest Ave Madlsonvllls O 
Van Billy B Van Harbor N H 
Velde Trio care Variety Chicago 

TO W 

Wander Sada * George Stone care 8-C Hei- 
delberg Bldg N Y 



KATE WATSON 



UNITED 



Whitehead Joe Variety New York 
Whlttler Ince Co Variety New York 
Williams MoUle care Variety New York 
Wynn Bessie Variety New York 




WILLARD 

THE MAN WHO GROWS 

Direction. 
ERNEST EDELSTEIN. 

(May), Hip, London, Eng. 



LETTERS 

Where C follows name, letter Is In Chi- 
cago. 

Advertising or circular letters of any 
description will not be Hated when known. 

P following name Indicates postal, ad- 
vertised once onlv. 



(C) 



Adair & Kenny 
Allen Chas H 
Allen Jack (C) 
Alvln Mercedes 
Arnold Madge 
Austal E W 
Autrlm Harry (C) 



B 

Dantinos Dogs 
Dames Edward 
Barnes Blanche 



(C) 



Barry Clara 
Barry Pauline 
Bartollettl Irma 
Beaumont Gert (C) 
Belford Webster 
Bell & Austlne 
Bell ft Washburn 
Bennett Allan 
Berliner Vera 
Blrchett Ross (C) 
Boyle Jack 
Brand Herman \ 
Brennan ft Carryj\ 
Bridges Frank 



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VARIETY 



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THE FOX AGENCY 



NEW YORK CITY 






EDWARD F. KEALEY, Manager 
212 WEST 42nd ST., NEW YORK Phone, i*47 Bryant 



TMd*TUU*l 

BOOKING 

Aadabon Theatre, Cretswa Theatre, EJverstds 
Theatre* Washington Theatre, Nemo Theatre. Fos's Theatre, Rethatn 
Theatre, Felly Theatre, Oosaaa? Theatre. NEWARK, WuhlnfUn 
Theatre; NSW HAT1N, Grand Opera House; SPRINGFIELD. Nelson 
Theatre; NEW BRITAIN, Fox's Theatre; WATBKBUBT, Fox's Thea- 
tre; BRIDGEPORT. Fex'a Lyrlo Theatre. 



Ernest Edelsten 

VARIETY AND DRAMATIC AOENT. 

f Green It., Leleester Square, LONDON. 

Bole Representative, 
•en Tiller's Companies. Walter C. Kelly 

Ittle Tloh. Two Bobs. Wee Oeorgi* Wood. 
XWAYB VACANCIES FOR GOOD ACTS 



Hammerstein's 

«■■ ■ ■ AMRRICi 

Victoria ~«™ 



OPKN 



BOUND. 



95% 



hip arrangements 



of all performances golnf to Europe make their at 
through me. The following- have: 

Mabel Berra, Arturo Bernard!, Belelaire Broe^ Chas. Barnold, Violet Black* 



Barnes and Crawford, Paul Barnes, Brlee and King, CUR Benae, Blseett 
Irott. Conn and Conrad, Caron and Herbert, Collin* and Hart, Ferry Corwey, Berg Bras. 

PAUL TAU8IO A BON, 104 R. 14th St., New York City. 
ferman Savings Bank Bid*. Telephone Btnyreaant 



Brennan-Fuller Vaudeville Circuit 

(AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND) 

RECOGNIZED VAUDEVILLE ACTS WRITE 

REFINEMENT ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL, COARSE OR SLOVENLY ACTS SAVE POSTAGE 

AH Communications to REN. J. FULLER, Managing Director, Sydney, N. 8. W. 



The GUS SUN BOOKING EXCHANGE CO. 



THE GRIFFIN CIRCUIT 



THE BIDE-AWAY BIO TIME CIRCUIT. 
Detroit. Wise perforsaere see as bW 
MONTREAL OFFICE. 41 St. Catherine St 
Booking Agent, PETRR F. GRIFFIN, 



Be eking everything worth while 
playing this territory. 

Local Manager. CHAS. L. STEVENS. 
Theatre Bldg., TORONTO CANADA. 



FREEMAN BERNSTEIN 

Manager, Promoter and Prodneer of Vaudeville Acta. 

4th Floor, FITZGERALD BLDG., NEW VORK. 
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. Cable "Freeborn. New York." 

Phone, Bryant SSI4 




VAUDEVILLE 



tINGFIELD, ONIO 

Branch Offices: CHICAGO, Majestic Theatre Bldg., Coney Holmes; PITTSBURGH, Wabash 
Bldg., Jerome Casper; NEW YOBK, Putnam Bldg., John Son. 
WANTED — Acts of all kinds for Spring and Summer Tour. To hear from all recog- 
nised acts that are ready to negotiate for next season's booking. 

State all first letter, give complete billing and full description of acL 
We will also use one hundred first-class acts for our regular vaudeville road shows. 
Fifteen shows intact playing a certain route. Can use Tabloids, Musical Comedies and 
Productions. 



Brockman F L 
Bruce Bettlna (C) 
Buonelle Lotto 
Blrkbardt Harry 
Burns Jim 
Busses M 



Calef A Waldron 
Carsello Susie 
Carson A Wlllard 
Carter Mrs B D 
Challls A Challls 
Chandler Gus 
Chesterfield Henry 
Clark Myrtle 
Claudius Mr A Mrs 
Clinton K 
Conklln Georgia 
Conlln Ray 
Connors Ralph 
Conroy Thomas 
Conway Duo (C) 
Cooper Harry E 
Copeland Edward L 
Copeland A Walsh 
Crawford Clifton 



Datell Mrs Alfred (C) 
Day Florence (C) 
Dellovelll A Gllssando 
Delp Mae 
Del Muro Mr R 
Denson Sheridan 
De Schelle Dorothy 
De Vara Mile 
Donovan Jas B 
Dooley Jed 
Downing Helen 

R 
Earle Arthur 
Eckert A Berg 
Edwards Marjorle 
Ellis Alice 
Ellis A F 
Emerson Ida 



Fairbanks Irene 
Fandeller F 
Ferguson Adele 
Fielding Gertrude 
Fields W C 
Fletcher Chas L 



Ford Amy (C) 
Forsdell Margaret 
Fox Flossie 
Foy Harry 
Furst Barney 



Gee Lottie 
GTermalne Gertie 
Gerta Jess 
Gilbert Billy 
Gold. Belle 
Gordon Psul 
Grabm Florence (C) 
Greene Gene (C) 
Grey Bunny . 

H 
Haggerty Larry 
Hallen F 
Hannon W 
Harlan Myrtle 
Harlow Beatrice & Co 
Haupt William 
Hawkins Mrs Dell 
Haselrlgg (Chas (C) 
Hesrn Sam 

Hediick A Wright Sis 
Herman James 
Highland Gordon (C) 
Hippie Clifford (C) 
Hu fiord A Chain 
Hughs Geo 
Hyman Eleanor 

J 

Jensen Henry 
Jessep Wilfred 
Jewell Ralph 
Jones George 
Jordan Leslie 



Kaufman Sisters (C) 
Keith Rayden 
Keith A Rogers 
Kelso Bros 
King Virginia 
Knowles R G 
Kuma Tom 



Lambert Bros 
La Rochelle James 
La yd en Harry 
Ledegar Lotta (C) 



Lee Rose 

Lena Lilly 

Leslie Ethel 

Lester Trio 

Levlgne Sisters A Eul 

Lvgl Del Ora 

Lucca Lucianno 

M 

Mack Geo 
Mack Gretta 
Manning Mary 
Manny Fred 
Marks Dorothy 
Martin George 
Martin A Trolse (C) 
Martyn A Florence 
Masker Tom 
Matthews A Shay (C) 
Max Carlton 
McCarthy Myles 
McCrea Mae 
Mcintosh Hugh (F) 
Melrea Miss M 
Miller Bessie 
M listen Miss 
Milton Miss B 
Monroe Chauncey 
Mooney William 
Moore Dave A Poney 
Morsn Hasel (C) 
Morris Selma 
Murphy Thos 
Musical Girls 

N 

Nash Frank 
Nestoff Mr 
Nicolas Ralph 
Norton Dixie 
Norton Henry 



Olmstead C F 

P 
Pardue Violet 
Parkinson Mary 
Pelham 
Polland W D 
Port Jack 
Porter Trio 
Prlngle Jessie 



(C) 



Rand Wm 
Rego Harry 
Reynard Mrs B 
Rlcardo Dutch 
Rlglnl Tony (C) 
Roberts Mrs 
Robyns Mr A Mrs 
Rogers Miss Fern 
Rome Bert C 
Rose A Montrose 
Rowley Eddie 
Russell Helena 
Rutledge Gertrude 
Ryan Allle Clark 

8 
Bay Harvey (C) 
Bhuttleworth Mr 
Sousa Phillip 
Spadonl Paul (C) 
Stanley Billy 
Stanrges Circus 
8telner A Clay 
Stevens Leo 
Stoddard A Hynes 
Stone Betty 

T 
Tenney Ernest 
Terry A Elmer 
"That Trio" 
Tiffany Maud 
TIncher Fay 
Townsend Beattie (C) 



Van Dyne Chas 
Verne Prlscllla 
Von MlUel Mrs M 

W 

Warren Gertrude 
Walters Musical 
Wells Harry (C) 
Weston Wm A 
Weston A Leon (C) 
Whalte jack 
Whitehead Joe 
Whlttler A Crossman 
Wong George 



Time In the Far West. Steady Consecutive Work far Novelty F< 
EXECUTIVE OFFICES, ALCAZAR THEATRE BLDG., SAN FRANCISCO. 

PLAYING THE BEST IN VAUDEVILLE 



SULLIVAN and CONSIDINE CIRCUIT 



GENERAL BUSINESS OFFICE: 
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SALARY PROSPECT IS BRIGHT 
IN VAUDE VILLE N EXT SEASON 

Middle- Western Managers Expect To Pay For Acts, With 

Supply Scarce. Many Turns Not Going West. Any 

Number of Others With Foreign Contracts. 

Eastern Situation Revolving Around 

"Opposition" and Europe. Loew 

Booking For Next Season. 



Chicago, May 7. 

Already the cry of a scarcity of ma- 
terial is being heralded for next sea- 
son. "The middle west is going to suf- 
fer," said a well posted agent. Almost 
every standard act approached has the 
same reply: "We won't be out this 
way next season." It is surprising how 
many have contracts to appear on the 
other side. Others have hopes that the 
situation in the east will change so 
that it will make it worth while for 
them to take a chance on the eastern 
two-a-day time. 

The "scarcity of material" is not 
merely an alarm call, it is a reality. 
It was felt here this season. Standard 
acts have nothing to fear in the matter 
of salaries, for the real acts will be 
better paid next season than ever be- 
fore. The demand is greater than the 
supply, which means increased sala- 
ries. The managers of the west, unlike 
their brethren of the east, do not seem 
to mind this, and appear to be willing 
to pay if they can secure the goods. 

In the east the vaudeville act is not 
wildly anxious for an early contract 
next season, despite the haste of the 
United Booking Offices and Orpheum 
Circuit to "tie up" desirable turns. The 
U. B. O. has already sent for agents' 
lists and promised to route, but these 
matters have not yet reached the actor, 
who must finally sign the agreements 
if they are issued. 

The likelihood of opposition in 
vaudeville of one sort or another and 
to be created by present circuits now 
playing a little below the big time 
grade, or from new sources and the 
demand from Europe have determined 
the vaudeville act either to wait for the 
most favorable terms, or accept U. B. 



O. and Orpheum contracts provided 
they read at the figure demanded. 

The strong monopoly the U. B. O. 
secured on big time vaudeville last 
summer has been greatly weakened of 
late. It is expected by the vaudeville 
people that long before the summer is 
over prices and conditions in vaude- 
ville for next season will have under- 
gone a decided change from one year 
ago. 

The first contract for next season to 
be issued by the U. B. O. was to Cressy 
and Dayne, at $600 weekly. It was 
booked direct. Cressy and Dayne have 
been an "office act" for some years. 
They are looked upon as "cheap," 
through being used to headline east or 
west at the comparatively small fig- 
ure for that position, although the Or- 
pheum Circuit has headlined turns as 
low as $250 and $300 a week. 

The Loew Circuit will shortly issue 
contracts for next season, giving 30 
weeks. The Loew Circuit books with 
the Sullivan-Considinc Circuit, which 
will play an act next season for 27 
weeks, giving a combined contract of 
over one year's solid playing, when the 
two chains take a turn over their entire 
time. 

Jos. M. Schenck, general booking 
manager for the Loew Circuit, says his 
next season's contract form will have 
embodied in it a "barring clause," pro- 
hibiting anyone signing appearing in a 
New York theatre prior to playing the 
Loew time. This is made necessary, 
said Mr. Schenck, by the number of 
New York houses he is booking and 
the issuing of contracts so far in ad- 
vance. Where the act appears locally 
before playing for him Mr Schenck 
believes its value is lessened. 



"TALKERS" GBT "THE BIRD." 

Chicago, May 7. 

The talking movies got the "bird" at 
the Palace Music Hall Monday after- 
noon. They were put on late, and from 
the very beginning the house was in 
an uproar. 

Persons in the audience mocked the 
voices, shouted, catcalled and applauded 
so it was impossible to hear the voices. 
During the speech some shouted 
"Louder" and "Sit down." Others 
clamored for the show to go on. 

The noise was particularly loud in 
the balcony and it kept a corps of ush- 
ers busy trying to quell the disturbers. 



S-C ANNEXES TOLEDO. 

Toledo, May 7. 
The theatre now building here will 
play vaudeville when opening at the 
commencement of next season. The Sul- 
livan-Considine road shows are to be 
the weekly program. 



DUNSMORE SUCCEEDS COWLES. 

San Francisco, May 7. 
When Oliver Morosco's "Tik Tok 
Man" closes its third week at the Cort 
(May 10), it will start eastward with 
John Dunsmore, engaged to succeed 
Eugene Cowles in the cast upon the 
show opening at the Grand Opera 
House, Chicago, May 25. 



SHUBERT'S OWN CONVENTION. 

Some time during July the Shuberts 
will call a convention in New York 
of their own house and show manag- 
ers and agents. 

About 65 are expected to respond to 
the call. L'pon assembling the princi- 
pal topic under discussion will be "next 
season." 



CARTER-CORT CONTRACT ENDS. 

Mrs. Leslie Carter will not be under 
John Cort's management next season. 
Her contract with Cort expires tomor- 
row. From that day on her Prospect 
theatre dates will be played under the 
direction of William Louis Payne. 



KKLLKRI) AS NAPOLEON. 

Xapoleon in "Napoleon" for vaude- 
ville will be John F. Kcllerd. Behind 
the star are promised a stage full of 
supers. Kill Lykrns found Mr. Kel- 
lcrd for vaudeville. 



WALNUT ST. ON MARKET. 

Cincinnati, May 7. 

Max C. Anderson, president of the 
Anderson-Ziegler Co. is here conferring 
with Ben L. Heidingsfeld, attorney for 
the company and has placed the Wal- 
nut Street theatre on the market. 

The price fixed is* $400,000. It was 
built some years ago by John H. Hav- 
lin as a hotel and theatre and was 
heretofore conducted as a first-class 
house by Mr. Havlin, but recently has 
been controlled by the Anderson-Zieg- 
ler Co. playing Stair & Havlin's attrac- 
tions. 

A sale may be closed in about a 
week. 



SMALL TIME CABARET. 

Child's restaurant at Broadway and 
46th street has become a Cabaret. 
From 6 until 9 in the evening three 
pieces furnish music to the eaters of 
sinkers. 

The Automat next door threatens to 
use a phonograph in opposition. 



STELLA HAMMERSTEIN AGAIN. 

Vaudeville is going to get Stella Ham- 
merstein again. Miss Hammerstein is 
a co-author with Mary Sheridan of a 
work named "Getting the Goods/' 

Miss Hammerstein believes she can 
also play it, and will try, with a com- 
pany, to put the comedy skit over, first 
seeing what Yonkers will say about it. 



BAYES' TIME IS OFF. 

It looks as though the vaudeville 
time for Norah Bayes next season at 
$2,500 weeckly is off. It is allged the 
actress could not secure contracts from 
the United Booking Offices for the 
weeks promised her and would accept 
nothing else. 

Miss Bayes had an offer to go in the 
new Lew Fields show on the 44th 
Street theatre roof this summer, but 
did not accept. 



GOOD ENOUGH FOR "IHTOnY." 

"The Red Widow" is again planned 
for another mad season, with Ray- 
mond Hitchcock as the star. 

"Hitcliy" lias proven himself a bivr 
card on the mad, and "The W'd<>w" 
is pnod enough out there for one i; ■• re 
term. 



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LONDON SHOWS NEXT FALL 
FULL OF YANKE E MATERIAL 

Hippodrome Secures Weber & Fields' Old Pieces. New 

York Managers' Close Watch on Englishman 

While Over Here. Rivalry on Both Sides of 

Ocean for People. 



Several American acts with names 
undisclosed are engaged for London. 
Before sailing <»n the Olympic last 
Saturday Alfred <le Courville admitted 
as much for the Hippodrome's next 
revue, which he will produce. 

Mr. de Courville while here also se- 
cured the English rights for the Weber 
& Fields series of travesties and skits 
presented at the old Music Hall. Ex- 
cerpts will be taken from these or they 
may be played in their entirety from 

time to time in the London hall. 

The operetta Mr. de Courville will 
present around Sept. 1 will be at a 
London theatre, not the Hippodrome, 
but probably in the Prince of Wales.' 
The music is by Leoncavallo, Bessie 
Wynn has an offer of $400 weekly to 
appear in it. 

The night before the boat sailed the 
English manager and Irving Berlin, the 
song-hit writer, reached an understand- 
ing, reduced to writing. By its terms 
Mr. Berlin agrees that whenever he 
may find it convenient to appear in 
England, he will give first preference 
to the Hippodrome, for either two or 
four weeks, at $1,000 weekly. Berlin 
does not know when he can leave for 
the other side, which is wildly curious 
to see in person the author of "Alex- 
ander's Ragtime Band." 

Sam Sidman, German comedian, now 
in burlesque, has been engaged for 
the Hippodrome under a contract for 
40 weeks at a reported salary of $250 
weekly. Mr. Sidman will take part in 
and probably stage the Weber & Fields 
pieces. The members of the firm rec- 
ommended Sidman to de 'Courville. 
Another engagement is Sam Hearn, to 
replace Willie Solar in the road show 
for the English provinces sent out by 
de Courville as a "No. 2" edition of 
"Hello Ragtime," the present Hip suc- 
cess. 

With the start of the summer's new 
musical productions along Broadway, 
the English manager may return over 
here, perhaps around July 1. The com- 
petition between producing managers 
over here for the services of players 
extended to the activities by de Cour 
ville last week. It is said hardly a 
move made or a person interviewed by 
him that was not reported to certain 
New York managers desirous of know- 
ing what he did. 

One of the engagements said to have 
been made by de Courville is Georpe 
W. Munroe. Mr. Munroc will be in the 
Lew Fields show this summer, iroing to 
the other side in time for the Hippo 
drome's next revue. Harry Fisher also 
is reported as sipninp for London with 
the manager. 

Jack Mason returns May 24 on the 
Olympic as producer for the Hippo- 
drome. Dabney Smith will k T ° there 
as Mason'i assistant. Mrs. Mason 



took the ocean trip with her husband 
on the Cedric, Thursday. 

Maurice Levi and His Invisible Band 
have been engaged for the London 
Hippodrome, to opt.i June 2. 



PIECES FOR AMERICA. 

(Special Cable to Variktv.) 

Paris, May 7. 

"Minaret," by M. Jacques Richepin, 
and now playing at the Renaissance, 
will be produced in America by Coin- 
stock & Gest. Mr. Gest secured the 
rights to the fantastical piece while 
over here. It can be cut to 30 min- 
utes. 

Theo. Kosloff will put the show on 
in America. He did the staging for 
the same piece presented at the Al- 
hambra, London, Monday. 

It is said here Mr. Gest may have se- 
cured "Minaret" for Gertrude Hoff- 
mann next season. 

The pastels at the Antoinette will 
also be reproduced next season in 
America by Gest. 



"RAW" ACT DRAWING. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, May 7. 

Jeannette Denarber last week lost 
her case against the management of 
the Empire for the cancellation of her 
act last year. 

The defense was that the act of the 
complainant was too "raw." 

Leon Zeitlin immediately booked the 
banned act for the Pavilion for this 
week, where it ts doing a big business. 



4-ACT PIECE FAIR. 

{Special Cable to Varikty. ) 

Paris, May 7. 
A new piece in four acts, "L'En- 
traineuse," by Charles Esquier, was 
produced at the Theatre Antoine May 
1 for a short run. 

It met with a fair reception. Mile. 
Margel holds the principal role. 



RUEZ HAS JARDIN DE PARIS. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, May 7. 
M. Ruez is taking the Jardin de 
Paris, opening the open-air music hall 
about May 15. 



MADE MINSTRELS SUCCESS. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, May 7. 
At the New Cross Empire, Coakley, 
Hanvey and Dunlevy were brought in 
to strengthen King Cole's Minstrels 
with 30 girls, and made the show a suc- 
cess. 



GAUMONT COMING OVER. 

(Special Cable to Variety. ) 

Paris, May 7. 
Leon Gaumont is sailing for New 
York today. He denies taking over the 
Moulin Rouge. 



OPERA HOUSE DROPPING OFF. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, May 7. 

Business at the London Opera House 
where the revue "Come Over Here" 
started off with great promise seems 
to be dropping off. Last night the at- 
tendance was far from capacity. It is 
a very large theatre. 

There seems to be a tendency on the 
part of the management to cheapen 
the show through substituting an Eng- 
lish cast of principals following en- 
gagement of the present Americans 
there for six weeks, the length of time 
contracts were entered into. 

It is said about that unless the show 
is kept lively and big, business can 
not be held up. 



MISS WARD IN "LA PRESIDENT.** 

(Special Cable to Variety. ) 

Paris, May 7. 

The American rights to "La Presi- 
dent," a farce, have been secured by 
A. H. Woods and will be shown on 
your side with Fanny Ward most likely 
in the important feminine role. 



PICTURE ACTOR IN SKETCH. 

Paris, May 7. 
(Special Cable to Variety.) 
Prince, the moving picture actor, will 
play his cinematograph sketch with 
Paule Morly in Budapest during May, 
opening in London with the same act 
in Tune. 



AMERICAN GAMES ABROAD. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, May 7. 
M. Klegin is negotiating to take the 
Velodrome, Paris, presenting auto 
polo; also the Stadium at Shepherd's 
Bush, London, this summer for base- 
ball and other American games. 



ALL-FRENCH REVUE IN LONDON. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, May 7. 
The Ba-Ta-Clan Revue opened at the 
Middlesex Monday to big business. 

Opinions are divided as to the ulti- 
mate result of the experiment, the piece 
being done entirely in French. Time 
will determine the eventual result. 



"DANCE DREAM** IN LONDON. 

Chicago, May 7. 
"The Dance Dream," the Arthur Hop- 
kins act which played over the big time 
all this season, will be produced in Lon- 
don this summer by Hazzard Short. 
Fay Tinchard and Esther Hall will be 
taken from the original company for 
the English presentment. 



ONLY ONE ADA JONES. 

Ada Jones, who has made thousands 
of records, phonographically speaking, 
arises to inquire who the young woman 
or women can be appearing around 
Chicago Cabarets and small time vaude- 
ville houses under her name. 

Miss Jones has consulted her attor- 
ney about proceedings against the re- 
pudiated Ada Jones. 

Miss Jones claims the others have 
also announced a connection with pho- 
nographs. 

The original Ada Jones does very 
little vaudevilling, the majority of her 
time being devoted to the phonograph 
companies, where she has accumulated 
quite a reputation, 



SAILINGS. 

Reported through Paul Tausig & 
Son, 104 East 14th Street, New York- 
May 10, Violet Black (Kr. Fk. 
Whim). 

May 8, Re iff Bros., Rickens and Hal- 
ter, Byron Bidwell and Co., Mr. and 
Mrs. Dabney Lee Smith (Cedric). 

May 6, Helen Tyler (New Amster- 
dam). 

May 6, Du Caillon, Sylvia Hahlo (Kr. 
Wilhelm. 

May 3, Sascha Piatov (Olympic). 

May 3, Nellie Bryant, Paisy Atkin- 
son (Caronia). •»** 

April 29, Edmund Hay« and Co. 
(Kr. Wlhm. 2d). 

May 6, Alan Dale and family (New 
Amsterdam). 

May 6, Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. 
Dillingham, John McCormack, Tetraz- 
zini, Josef Stransky (Kr Wilhelm). 

May 3, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Bre- 
non, Al Hayman, Nat Roth, Mr. and 
Mrs. Donald Brian, J. A. Morris, Cos- 
mo Hamilton, Robert Loraine (Olym- 
pic). 

(Special Cable to Vabmtt.) 

London, May 7. 
Reported through Pall Mall Ex- 
change: 

May 8, Torino (Adriatic); May 10, 
Conroy and Le Maire (Mauretania). 

May 10 (for South Africa), Hyman 
Leitzic. 

[Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, May 7. 
(For South America — Seguin Tour), 
Claretta Delile, Kendella. 

San Francisco, May 7. 
May 6 (For Honolulu — Australia), 
Marie Alton, also reported Adeline 
Genee Co., minus star, including Frank 
Rigo, manager, Joseph Royer, C. J. 
M. Glaser, A. Volinin, Elena Kermas, 
Helina Schmolz, Alto Vogger, Simeon 
Bessmerthy, Veronie Vestoff, Vesta 
Novotna, Marie Zalenska, Annie Mor- 
timer. Emily Peters, Ralph Ermey 
(Ventura). 



UNSETTLED IN SOUTH AFRICA. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, May 7. 

A troupe booked to open at the Pal- 
ladium, Johannesburg, due to sail from 
London last Saturday, was halted at 
practically the last moment. 

Sacks, the managing director, is in 
Johannesburg and Friedman, the Lon- 
don representative, disclaims responsi- 
bility, alleging he has received nothing 
from South Africa since the opening 
March 1. 

It looks like a funny situation over 
there'. No word is being received from 
Johannesburg excepting to stop sail- 
ings. 



MACK MAY GET LOFTUS* TIME. 

Chicago, May 7. 

The illness of Cecelia Loftus in New 
York may give Andrew Mack the Or- 
pheum Circuit time. If Miss Loftus 
is unable to return to the Orpheum by 
May 26, Mr. Mack will take up the 
travel at Seattle. 

The mimic has been ill since April 
14, when she left the Circuit at Minne- 
apolis. 



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MORE BIG NEW YORK HOUSES 
REPORTED AS OO INO TO LOEW 

Park, at Columbus Circle, Said to be His Under Long 

Lease, and Possibility of Securing New York Theatre 

From Klaw & Erlanger Through William Morris. 

Jones, Linick & Schaeffer Rumored To Take 

Colonial and Leased McVicker's, Chicago. 



Marcus Loew is branching out in ear- 
nest. As forecasted in Variety", it was 
stated that he would add more than 
a score of houses to his circuit before 
the opening of the regular fall season. 
That was before the announcement of 
his acquisition of the Philadelphia 
opera house, and the Broadway, New 
York. 

For some time now he has been in 
close touch with A. L. Erlanger and 
the Shuberts, having under advisement 
the taking over of a number of the- 
atres that will not be required for legiti- 
mate attractions with the working al- 
liance recently formulated by the two 
"syndicates." 

It is now said Loew will have the 
Park, on Columbus Circle, under a 
lengthy lease — taking over the existing 
lease of Harris & McKee by paying a 
bonus, alleged by many to be pretty 
close to six figures. 

It is also within the realm of possi- 
bility that he may be able to induce 
William Morris to relinquish his lease 
of the New York, which has another 
year and a half to run, and for which 
Morris is paying a weekly rental of 
$2,000. 

Just how many other legitimate 
houses of importance are in process of 
being acquired by the Loew people at 
this time, it is impossible to predict. 
Trobably Marcus Loew himself doesn't 
exactly know. 

Simultaneously with the relinquish- 
ment by Klaw & Erlanger and their 
associates of the Park to Loew, there 
may be a passing of the Colonial, Chi- 
cago, to Jones, Linick & Schaefer, at a 
price stated by those who are supposed 
to know, to be in the neighborhood of 
$1,200,000. The J. L. & S. folks may 
operate next season in close association 
with the Loew-Sullivan-Considine peo- 
ple. 

William Harris left Thursday for a 
ten days' vacation at his summer camp 
in New Hampshire. 

Chicago, May 7. 
Jones, Linck & Schaeffer, late this 
afternoon completed their contract for 
the taking over of McVicker's, begin- 
ning next season. 



acts appearing at the Palace, New 
York (only Orpheum Circuit stand east 
of Chicago). 

An agent gets into the "pet" classifi- 
cation when it becomes strongly 
enough reported he is "slipping some- 
body something." 



MANN'S 16 WEEKS AT $3,000. 

The point insisted upon from the 
vaudeville managers by Louis Mann 
has been gained by the legit star. Mr. 
Mann wanted $3,000 weekly for a con- 
densed version of "Elevating a Hus- 
band" and sufficient vaudeville time to 
make it worth while. 

Vaudeville has presented Mann with 
an offer of 16 weeks at his figure to 
carry him along until December, when 
he intends starting out in a new play. 



CARLE IN "SONfi REVUE/* 

The "Song Revue" act Dick Carle is 
to show in vaudeville will be first seen 
May 19 at the Savoy, Atlantic City. 
Thereafter it will play in the middle 
west (Majestic, Chicago, May 26), and 
some other vaudeville cities out that 
way, not appearing in New York. 

William L. Lykens of the Casey 
Agency is handling the bookings. 

Next season Mr. Carle is to star in 
a new piece under the management of 
Charles Frohman. 



. TIM McMAHON SWITCHES. 

Tim McMahon switched over to the 
"opposition" this week when sending 
his "Pullman Porter Maids" into the 
Olympic, Boston. 

The United Booking Offices failed, 
as always, to keep its many promises of 
"time" for the McMahon act, but fol- 
lowed the usual method of offering en- 
gagements immediately it learned the 
turn had gone with the other side. 

Mr. McMahon while at it also agreed 
to play his "girl act" over the Cunning- 
ham & Fluegelman and Moss & Brill 
Circuits. 



8ANTLEY AND SHERIDAN. 

Chicago, May 7. 

Fred Santley and Heine Sheridan are 
the latest combination for vaudeville. 
Fred Santley is a brother of Joe, now 
featured with "When Dreams Come 

True." 

ORPHEUM USING "PET AGENT." 

The Orpheum Circuit's New York 
headquarters is getting itself somewhat 
unpopular among the booking contin- 
gent through using its "pet agent" to 
"go out" for acts the headquarters quite 
well knows belong to other agents. 

The strongest play by the "pet" is on 



THE WAY OP IT. 

Chicago, May 7. 

Last week Snyder and Buckley were 
playing the Grand, St. Louis, which 
means a four-show-a-day routine. 

An act fell out of the Columbia, big 
time (twice daily). Snyder and Buck- 
ley were pressed into service and proved 
the hit of the program. 



ENJOINS DR. COOK. 

Chicago, May 7. 
Dr. Cook of Arctic fame who has 
been appearing at the Williard and was 
booked this week for the Wilson ran 
up against a temporary injunction. It 
was issued on the application of the 
Alka!:cst Lyceum bureau, which 
claims to 1iavc a contract for his serv- 
ices. 



PAIiACE LICENSE HELD UP. 

The 1913-14 theatrical license for the 
new Palace theatre is held up in the 
office of the Police Commissioner. To 
the reason may also be ascribed the 
repeated "straightening up" of Sunday 
vaudeville shows around New York. 

Last Sunday at the Palace the man- 
agement did not present Bessie Clayton 
in her dances as a number on the Sab- 
bath program. Due to the withhold- 
ing of the license the Palace people 
wanted to keep their skirts clean, al- 
though soiling them the week before 
by disregarding the request of Inspec- 
tor Dwyer not to present an elephant 
act that day. The Inspector after 
courteously informing the management 
he thought the animal turn would be 
in violation of the Sunday law, left the 
theatre. The Palace gave the act at 
both shows, whereupon a violation was 
filed against the house. It will prob- 
ably have to be defended and cleared 
before a license will be issued. The 
law bearing on Sunday performances 
in New York state specifically debars 
animal acts of every nature on Sunday. 

Following the defiance at the Palace 
the police notified the givers of Sunday 
shows the law would have to be strict- 
ly adhered to. 



SMITH AND WIFE TOGETHER. 

The next act Joe Smith will appear 
is in vaudeville will be with his wife 
(Frances Demarest). They are now re- 
hearsing a turn. 



KATE ELINORE'S NEW ACT. 

"The Naughty Widow" is the title of 
the new act Kate Elinore, Sam Wil- 
liams and a company of 21 in all, are 
now presenting in vaudeville. 

This week Miss Elinore was served 
with a summons and complaint in an 
action for damages, brought by John 
J. Iris who alleges the comedienne as- 
saulted him. 



PAT CASEY'S TRICK STOMACH. 

Pat Casey thought he had his trick 
stomach trained to stand anything, but 
found his error when sending a com- 
bination of cucumbers and ice cream 
down below one evening last week. 

Since then Mr. Casey hasn't been 
feeling so very chipper and only got 
down to his office for business Tuesday 
last. 



BERNARDS LONDON OFFER. 

An offer from London has reached 
Sam Bernard, to appear in a revue 
over there next December either at the 
Queen's or Palace. Both houses are 
directed by Alfred Butt. Mr. Bernard 
returned a cable asking for details. 

"All For the Ladies" closed its sea- 
son at Washington Saturday. Mr. 
Bernard will watch the ocean from 
Rockaway during the summer, going 
out once more in the "ladies" produc- 
tion until about November. 



ROOKED FOR TWO HOUSES. 

Chicago, May 7. 
Tn the announcements for next w-eekV 
bills at the Palace and Majestic, both 
programs carry the names of Anirlia 
Stone and Artnand Kalisz. 



SURATT VS. BERNHARDT. 

A mob surged around the Palace 
theatre Monday rvening seeking ad- 
mission to sec and hear Bernhardt, who 
opened an engagement of two weeks 
at the house that afternoon. The mati- 
nee audience filled about two-thirds of 
the theatre. In the evening the crowd 
could not be accommodated. 

In reviewing Bernhardt's appearance 
in the American Tuesday morning Alan 
Dale said if the French actress had 
been the first attraction at the new 
Palace, its success would have been 
assured. 

Prices at the Palace during the Bern- 
hardt run are at the original scale, 
$1.50 in the orchestra and $2 in the 
boxes. There are many of the latter. 
The admission was recently cut to one 
dollar down stairs. 

Hammerstein's placed Valeska Su- 
ratt as the drawing attraction this week 
against the famous Bernhardt at the 
Palace, but two blocks away, both 
houses presenting a vaudeville pro- 
gram. 

Up to Wednesday Suratt seemed to 
be having the bettet of it, bringing 
Hammerstein's capacity twice daily, 
while Bernhardt only filled the Palace 
at night, her matinees being somewhat 
off in attendance. 

The Palace will about break even on 
the Bernhardt engagement. The ex- 
pensive bill and cost of operation may 
eat up all of the box office takings. 
The Palace will hold around $17,000 
this week. Bernhardt receives $7,000 
for 14 shows, besides cost of transpor- 
tation and other things. 

The Palace people think the adver- 
tisement is worth it. 



TANOUAY SUNDAY-GUARANTEED. 

Eva Tanguay will appear for one day 
this Sunday at the new Spooner the- 
atre in the Bronx. The house has 
guaranteed the star for the Sunday 
performance her share (65 per cent, of 
the gross) shall not fall below $1,000. 

Chicago, May 7. 
Eva Tanguay will bring her cyclonic 
vaudeville to the American Music Hall 
May 18, and will probably remain two 
weeks in that house. Active prepara- 
tions are being made to make her stay 
there a gala occasion. Admission will 
be up to 75 cents at matinees and one 
dollar at night. 



AL WILSON'S SKETCH. 

Al Wilson, his yodle and company 
of four will shortly show in vaudeville 
with a sketch. 

Wilson, who starred for years under 
Sydney R. Ellis' management, will be 
out next season under the direction of 
Hen Stern. Not a single member of 
Wilson's former company will be in 
the new show and Stern is going to use 
the line "Everything new but Wilson." 
He will get started some time early in 
August. 



Joe Schenck had it suL'-jc^fnl tn In'm 
this week by Julc Deluuir thn' lie name 
his yacht at Beechurst "Everywoman." 



POOR LITTLE VIC. 

Vie Hlauvclt, stationed in the offices 
<»f I". F. Proctor, Jr., is announced in 
the lobby of the Fifth Avenue as "pre- 
senting" an act there next week. 

Vic says taint so and blames (jus 
McCunc for the notoriety (which Vic 
hates). 



VARIETY 



JOHN CORT'S FIRST ROAD SHOW 
OF ALL INT ERNAT IONAL TURNS 

Headed by Anna Held at $2,200 Weekly, With Cost of Acts 

and Gowns Extra Expense. All Acts in The Show to 

Come From Other Side. Cort Reported Having 

Other Big "Names" For Variety Combinations, 



The first vaudeville road show com- 
piled by John Cort for next season will 
be headed by Anna Held. Before H. 
B. Marinelli left last week, Cort ar- 
ranged with him to secure Miss Held 
next season either for productions or 
vaudeville. The manager has elected 
vaudeville for the French box office 
?ttraction. Her salary will be $2,200 
weekly, with Cort to produce the act 
for her in the show, besides standing 
the expense of all costumes used by 
Miss Held, none to cost less than $1,- 
000. Mr. Marinelli represents Miss 
Held for American theatrical engage- 
ments. 

The show Miss Held will lead will 
hold only foreign acts. Among them 
will be an educated chimpanzee turn 
that has been strongly boomed for 
this side. 

Other well known "names" are said 
to be held by Cort in contemplation 
for his next season's vaudeville plans. 
Since the western magnate announced 
his intention of playing vaudeville and 
road shows, no less than 30 are being 
planned independently by managers, 
actors and producers. Most of these 
will be submitted to Cort for his ap- 
proval before starting out. 

Geo. W. Lederer wanted Miss Held 
for his "Cabaret Girl" at the Colonial, 
Chicago, but negotiations hitched in 
some manner and the show for Chica- 
go Mr. Lederer had in mind for Anna 
v/as called off. 

In speaking of the matter, George 
W. Lederer said: 

"Our arrangement dates back two 
months, when the terms she quoted me 
were accepted. I know Miss Held very 
well, and do not believe she would re- 
pudiate the agreement we arrived at. 
My negotiations were had direct." 



The experiment of placing him in a 
legit house with vaudeville surround- 
ing may be further pursued if the For- 
rest engagement develops into a run. 

The engagement of Ching Ling Foo 
has been made for the 5th Ave., May 
19, by Pat Casey, who is placing the 
chinaman in vaudeville. 



SOUVENIRS AT MATINEES. 

The New York theatre commenced 
giving away souvenirs this week to 
every female holder of a 25-cent cou- 
pon at the matinees. In what was for- 
merly the smoking room of the thea- 
ter on the ground floor has been fitted 
up the "New York Store." An assort- 
ment of gaudy looking glassware is 
spread all over the place. Women mak- 
ing purchases of daytime seats can take 
their choice of most of the articles. A 
set of ice cream dishes has a sign 
reading it requires a party of seven 
women to capture this heavy prize. 

The matinee attendance at the New 
York has not proven satisfactory to 
William Morris, who has adopted the 
giving away-plan to boost business. 

Upstairs on the roof is a "Breaking- 
up-Housekeeping" concession. Three 
balls are sold for five cents. The 
thrower can smash as many pieces of 
crockery as he may make with his 
aim. The holder of the concession 
when asked how expensive the crock- 
ery was, replied his biggest expense 
daily was $2 to the van man for bring- 
ing him a load of it. But the glass- 
ware down stairs seems more costly 
than that. Woolworth, however, may 
yet declare the New York store oppo- 
sition. 



LESLIE-FOGERTY ROAD SHOW. 

A vaudeville road show for next sea- 
son is being gathered by Bert Leslie 
and Frank Fogerty, who will head the 
aggregation of programed features. 

This is but one of several combina- 
tions, it is said, that will be placed on 
the road in the fall, composed of stand- 
ard vaudeville acts only. 

The Leslie-Fogerty show will open 
in Brooklyn, where Mr. Fogerty is a 
big favorite. It is his home town. 

Mr. Leslie is rehearsing a new sketch 
written by Tommy Gray and Felix Ad- 
ler, entitled "Hogan, the Waiter." Ten 
people will play it. 

CHING WITH ROAD SHOW. 

Philadelphia, May 7. 

Ching Ling Foo may head a vaude- 
ville road show to be placed at the For- 
rest theatre soon by Klaw & Er- 
langer. The Chinese magician is now 
with Ziegfeld's "Follies." That show 
closes its season next week at Wash- 
ington. 

K. & E. have Ching under contract. 



MITCHELL AT HALSTED-EMPRESS. 

Chicago, May 7. 

Harry Mitchell of St. Paul has been 
made manager of the Halsted-Empress, 
in place of Jake Isaac, who has been n 
charge for the S-C company since the 
opening. 

Mr. Isaac will go to New York. 



RELIGION IN THEATRES. 

Chicago, May 7. 
Religious subjects seem to have the 
call in Chicago this week. At the 
Coliseum and the Auditorium, "The 
World in Chicago," a big missionary 
show, is in progress, and at the Cort, 
pictures showing the life of Christ are 
on view. A story in motion of the 
Christian martyrs is the attraction at 
McVicker's. 



HAMMERSTEIN-PALACE DETAILS. 

Details of the settlement between the 
Hammersteins and the Palace theatre 
people are slowly coming to light. As 
an aftermath of last week's report in 
Variety that the Hammersteins re- 
ceived around $200,000 for their consent 
to the Palace entering the vaudeville 
field in opposition to Hammerstein's, it 
is said Oscar Hammerstein received 
$100,000 and Willie Hammerstein $12,- 
500 of the $112,500 first payment. The 
same amounts will be turned over to 
the respective parties when the second 
and final payment is made Jan. 1, next, 
although this is conditioned upon the 
Palace playing vaudeville until that 
time. The Palace Realty Co. paid over 
the initial installment 

Almost immediately upon the settle- 
ment being approved, the Palace hung 
out an electric sign saying "Vaude- 
ville," the first admission on its part 
that vaudeville is being presented in 
the theatre. 

William Morris slipped one over on 
the Palace management all last and 
this week by displaying outside the 
New York lithographs of Mme. Bern- 
hardt, the discernible reading matter 
of which read simply: "Sarah Bern- 
hardt, La Tosca, This Week." 

Show people, of course, knew that the 
billing referred to the feature films. 



MANAGER ROSS ABSCONDS. 

Chicago, May 7. 
Manager Ross of the Empress, Mus- 
kegon, Mich., booked by the western 
office of the United Booking Office, ab- 
sconded last week with the funds of the 
house and left the acts playing the 
theatre high and dry. No one col- 
lected. Stage hands, musicians and 
even the scrub woman were also left 
without salary. The bill to open at the 
house Thursday, including Linton's Jun- 
gle Girls, Carmen and Clifton, Hilton 
La Verne, Nell Blanchard and Co. and 
Holman, reported and received word 
from the United office to go in and play 
on the commonwealth plan. The acts, 
however, decided that they would 
rather take the chance of collecting on 
their contracts. 

It was reported later W. S. Butterfield 
was contemplating taking over the thca- 
are for next season. 



HARRY SHEA'S OWN HOUSE. 

Harry Shea has taken the Darling 
theatre, Gloversville, N. Y., and is play- 
ing pop vaudeville there. 

The Orpheum, Jersey City, with 
which Mr. Shea has been successful at 
booking in twice daily bills, closes for 
the present season May 17, reopening 
late in August with the same policy 
and once more booked by him. 



BIERBAUER CRITICAL 

Philadelphia, May 7. 

Frederick Bierbauer, 39 years of age 
and manager of a vaudeville act play- 
ing around this city, is in the Hahne- 
mann Hospital suffering from a com- 
pound fracture of the skull as the result 
of a fall down a flight of steps at the 
Hotel Columbia last night. Little 
hope is held out for his recovery. 

Bierbauer has been separated from 
his wife for the past several months. 
It is reported he was calling upon her 
in an endeavor to reach an understand- 
ing and if possible a reconciliation, 
when the accident occurred. 



TANK CANCELS A SHOW. 

Philadelphia, May 7. 

There is no show at Keith's Bijou 
this week. A huge water tank on the 
roof, which is filled every night after 
the show, crashed through into the or- 
chestra pit of the theatre. The dam- 
age was slight. 

The Building Inspectors refused to 
give a permit to open this week and 
the bill was canceled. During the 
week other improvements which nave 
been ordered by the Building Inspect- 
ors will be made. 



CIRCUS ACTS AT LUNA. 

When Luna Park opens its regular 
summer season at Coney Island May 
14 it will again offer its old circus fea- 
tures out in the open. For many sea- 
sons Frederick Thompson had circus 
acts working day and night near the 
lagoon, but last year only vaudeville 
turns were engaged. 

James Armstrong, who books the 
Luna Park acts, has the St. Leon Fam- 
ily and Darlings Dogs and Ponies 
signed for the entire summer. The St. 
Leons were at Luna for three seasons. 



GARDEN CLOSED FOR SEASON. 

Chicago, May 7. 
This will be the closing week of the 
Garden, Kansas City, for the present 
season. 



TWO SHOWS IN PARK. 

Chicago, May 7. 
San Souci Park opens May 24. Two 
vaudeville shows will be placed in the 
park by the new Jones, Linick & 

Schaeffer offices. 



FOREIGN BOOKINGS. 

The following bookings for the other 
side of the shad fishing grounds have 
been made by the New York branch of 
the Marinelli agency. 

Felix Adler, opening June 2 for the 
Moss Empires; Flying Weavers, in Au- 
gust at Munich; Du Caillon, May 19 
at Sheffield, England; Geo. B. Reno 
and Co., May 26 at New Castle; Flying 
Wards, Aug. 1 on the Continent; Be- 
dini and Arthur, June 2, Alhambra, 
London. 



DOESN'T NEED THE MONEY. 

Chicago, May 7. 
Bob Hall and Sophie Bloom have fol- 
lowed the general spring fever and an- 
nounced their engagement, which will 
be consummated at the altar some time 
during the current summer. Bob is an 
artist more for the liking of it than for 
the remuneration. He has a lucrative 
business which he looks after even 
while playing dates. Sophie Bloom is 
in the Interstate offices. She is a sis- 
ter of Celia Bloom. 



Hans S. Linne has been engaged as 
musical director for the new Tivoli 
Opera House in San Francisco. 



NEW AGENCY OPENED. 

Chicago, May 7. 

Jones, Linick & Schaeffer opened 
their new booking offices on the fourth 
floor of the Orpheum building in State 
street Saturday afternoon. The com- 
modious offices were thronged all the 
afternoon by professional and business 
people. 

Messrs. Jones and Linick were pres- 
ent, as was Frank Q. Doyle, the man- 
ager. 

The first contract signed was with 
Gene Green at $1,000 per week* 



VARIETY 



MIDDLE-WEST MANAGERS 

LINING UP FOR VOOD FIGHT 

Jones, Linick & Schaeffer Going Out After Combination 
Houses To Place Their Vaudeville In For The Forth- 
coming Fight That Seems Certain Among Vaude- 
ville of That Section. W. V. At. A. Keeping 
Quiet While Firm Is Making Hay. 



Chicago, May 7. 

That Jones, Linick & Schaeffer are 
going after the vaudeville booking end 
properly there seems to be no doubt 
from a story leaking out and confirmed 
by Aaron Jones, the active head of the 
firm in things vaudeville. 

The new agency got started this 
week. The plan appears to be to get 
ioto most of the surrounding towns tak- 
ing up the open time of the combina- 
tion houses and booking them in some 
instances under their own management 
and in others just placing acts for the 
house. 

Five towns have already been lined 
up. The new house now building at 
Gary, Ind., which will play combina- 
tions, is the first on the list. The as- 
sociation books a house there belong- 
ing to F. & H. Amusement Co., of 
which Sam Kahl is the booking man- 
ager. Gary is a town built by the steel 
people and is rapidly growing. The 
Orpheum has returned the F. & H. firm 
a neat profit mainly through the intel- 
ligent booking of the house. The town 
is not ripe for two vaudeville houses 
by any means/ The Orpheum has the 
best of the location while the new the- 
atre will naturally be a much better 
equipped and more modern playhouse. 
Gary has done better with tabloids than 
with vaudeville. 

Rockford is another town in which 
the firm will place vaudeville and here 
also they are treading on the toes of 
the F. & H. concern, interested in the 
Orpheum there. A new Orpheum will 
be ready for occupancy by the fall. 

Peoria, Joliet and Aurora have been 
secured and many others are to fol- 
low. The Western Vaudeville Mana- 
gers' Association do not seem to be 
taking any great interest just now and 
J. L. & S. are making hay while the 
house is still. That there will be a 
vaudeville fight on when the coming 
season opens down here seems certain. 

The forthcoming battle between J. 
L. & S. and the W. V. M. A. will be 
almost wholly local to this section and 
may be all contained within a radius 
of 150 miles of this city. There is a 
chance that it may extend to the east 
and west through the expected clash 
between the Loew and Sullivan-Consi- 
dine Circuits and the United Booking 
Offices and Orpheum Circuit. It is not 
doubted but that if this occurs Jones, 
Linick & Schaefer and the managerial 
affiliations they may have secured will 
be found in sympathy at least, if not 
actually working with the "opposition" 
to the eastern and western big time. 

Chicago, May 7. 
Following a story printed by the 
Chicago dailies of a rumor regarding 



Jones, Linick & Schaeffer dickering 
for the Colonial and McVicker's for 
pop vaudeville, comes the confirma- 
tion that the firm will take over 
McVicker's with that policy. It 
was at first reported that pop vaudeville 
would be the policy of the Olympic, 
which lately went into pictures, but a 
change of plans due to an objection 
by the Palace crowd sent the house into 
movies. 

This morning the Chicago papers 
published all negotiations for McVick- 
er's and the Colonial had been declared 
off. 

The "Quo Vadis" pictures are now at 
McVicker's and doing well. They 
opened Monday night to $300. After 
their engagement the house is to be 
redecorated and the "pop" vaudeville 
policy begins in the fall. 



Waiter Plimmer is now booking 
theatres at Hudson and Peekskill, 

N. Y. 



NEW PETTY GRAFT. 

The United Booking Offices officers 
interested in the new Palace discov- 
ered a new way to gather in a little 
petty graft this week. A sign was 

posted in the booking room ot the 
U. B. O. that all partitions in the new 
Palace building would have to be pur- 
chased from one man. His name and 
address were given. 

The United has also intimated that 
no bookings will be made through any- 
one not having an office in the Palace 
building. Not all agents now doing 
business with the U. B. O. intend mov- 
ing. 

The vacated suites in the Putnam 
building may be occupied by several 
dramatic agents. 

None of the agents are likely to move 
from the Putnam building into the 
Palace edifice until June 1, which is 
the date set for the charging up of 
rentals to the ten per centers. One or 
two of them are anxious to move over 
in advance to get settled, but under- 
stand that if they do there will be an 
exaction of rental dating from May 1. 

Two concerns are suffering serious 
inconveniences over this state of affairs, 
the Sutherland agency and Max Hart. 
They sublet their Putnam offices from 
Feiber & Shea and when the latter firm 
elected to move back May 1 it resulted 
in them occupying the rooms in con- 
junction with the two booking repre- 
sentatives. For the time being chaos 
reigns in that section of the office 
building. 



COMEDY CLUB PARODY 

BY TOMMY GRAY AND FELIX ADLER. 

(Sung by the authors at the Clown Theatre night (May S) In the Vaudeville Comedy Club. 
The title* to the right of each verse are the songs parodied.) 

We were funny, We were funny. 

So we thought we'd get an agent. 
He wanted money, too much money, 

Something like ten per cent. 

So we left and went 



("Alexander's Band") 



To work for Loew, Loew, Loew, 
We were a flivver, 

All duy long we hung round 

i< or our bookln'e, for our bookln's, 

All day long we sat and waited. 

For the blue slips from our friend Jack Goldberg, 

On the trail of the old Loew Time, 
lit- said "lou try out up at the National 

Or your act isn't worth a dime." 

For I'll come up alone that night. 

And I will catch all your act Just right 

Full all your hokum, don't be afraid, 

For thut'u Ju8t the way that the Loew time was made. 

So we took the subway train with all the hams. 

All the hams, all the hams. 

And went away, for Feiber & Shay, 

But don't take Bayonne. oh, please don't take Bayonne, 
Six days In Jersey there's no chance to balk. 
Your contract calls for a Sunday In New York. 

It's Hall Columbia, or the Grand. 

They'll pay you off In New York town, 
New York town, New York town, 

But darling Eddie went us contracts. 

He thought our act was only fair. 
So we sacrificed, cut half our salary. 

For the dear old Union Square. 



But they said "Good-night, Dirt, 

better, 
"Good-night, Dirt, write Sam Ehrllch 



Get another act you 
a nice long letter," 



Your Daddy sang those same songs flfty years ago. 

So good-bye, boys, you're going on the small time to 

morrow, 
Good-bye, boys, you're leaving us without any sorrow, 

For here comes Alonzo. now, Oh wop, Oh wop, Oh wop, 
I think that we'll stop here now, we'll flop, we'll flo's, 
we'll flop. 

Oh, what a beautiful dream, 
A beautiful dream it seems. 

And there's a pretty spot In Ireland, 
Where Sam Shannon's river flows. 

But we'd rather be In Dixie, 

Hoorah, Hoorah, 
On Dixie land we'll get a hand. 
We cannot die on Dixie land. 



("Row, Row, Row") 



("Snookj") 



("Lonesome Fine") 



("Get Yon Alone Tonight") 



("Alabam") 



("Don't Take Me Home") 



("New York Town") 



("Sliver Threads") 



("Good-Nla-ht. Nurse") 



("Fifty Years Ago") 



("Good-bye. Boy*") 



("Oh, Pop") 



("Beantlfnl Dream") 



("River Shannon") 



CLOWN THEATRE FUN. 

Much fun was on tap at the stag en- 
tertainment in the Clown theatre of 
the Vaudeville Comedy Club last Sat- 
urday night. The "house"" was not 
wholly sold out, as the night was 
warm, but a large and pleasure seeking 
lot of professionals enjoyed the work 

of their brother players. 

Tommy Gray and Felix Adler were 
responsible for most of the evening's 
enjoyment, having written or prepared 
nearly all the material not offered by 
single turns. The couple also con- 
cluded the performance with a snappy 
medlied parody on current song hits. 

When "The Comedy Club Stock 
Company" completed "Some Men" calls 
for the author brought forth Mr. Gray, 
who smiled as he stood ready to dodge. 
Nothing but applause went his way, 
however. Robert Miller, Francis 
Morey and Robert Emmett Keane 
played the skit, quite pertinent in its 
story and very well written, even if 
Gray did look frightened. It could eas- 
ily be made into a skit for the Princess 
theatre repertoire. 

"The Great Dialect Mystery" was 
another "sketch," played by Arthur Sul- 
livan, Mr. Adler and Sam Shannon. 
Mr. Adler, when "doubling up" with 
Mr. Sullivan for team work, discovered 
he had forgotten his Dutch dialect. 
Mr. Shannon as the Doctor prescribed 
a pill, but it was not the "Dutch" con- 
coction, and Mr. Adler became an Irish 
comedian instead. 

"Balky Pictures" opened the show. 
They were "talked" by Messrs. Gray 
and Adler to the continuous accom- 
paniment of laughs. 

Among the single turns were Harry 
LeVan, who sang some parodies he 
never uses on the regular stage; Frank 
Tinney, just returned from his success- 
ful plunge in Europe and who told two 
cr three new jokes, one particularly 
good one on the English folk having 
been credited to James Slevin as an 
impromptu bit of wit while seated at a 
convivial table in London. Mr. Tinney 
remarked he would try it also in "The 
Folies" if one word could be made to 
bear the strain of public reception. 
Mr. Tinney had an ovation before and 
after. 

A couple of English stories were also 
related by Nat Wills, who in addition 
recited a new baseball poem for the 
first time. It was written by George 
Beane on the McCormick fluke in the 
Giants-Philadelphia series. 

A home run was put over by Irving 
Berlin with one of his new songs and 
the corking medley he has of many of 
the Berlin hits. Cliff Hess helped Mr. 
Berlin out through presiding at the 
ivoried instrument. 

The orchestra, mostly of the Amer- 
ican Music Hall Roof band, had the 
advantage of the excellent leadership 
of J. Liebman, the American Roofs 
leader, and some of the American's 
crew ran the stage. Bert Leslie was 
the announcer. 

Admission was one dollar, as usual. 
The show ended at 2:15 (a. m.), having 
commenced about 12:30. 



"Mutt and Jeff Special," Robert B 
Monroe's show, closes May 18 in Sioux 
Falls. 



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Clinton and Jermon have rejoined. 



Bert Melrose has been booked for ten 
weeks for Hammerstein's roof. 

Phil H. Niven's "Three Twins" closed 
Saturday in Cleveland. 

Julian Eltinge will sail for the other 
side May 2l on the Mauretania. 



Louis Gunning is thinking again of 
vaudeville. 



The Remple Sisters will appear in 
a new act within a month. 

"Our Wives" is to close May 10 in 
Detroit. 

"The Quaker Girl" (B. Co.) closed its 
season in Albany Wednesday night. 

Harold Orlob, the song writer, has 
returned from California. 

"Doc" Breed has returned from the 
west and is preparing to open the 
Brighton Beach Music Hall, June 30. 

John J. Collins says he has not gone 
to Europe. Mr. Collins is reported 
having left for Chicago Wednesday. 



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'From Broadway to Paris" (Gertrude 
Hoffmann) closes its season May 31 at 
Montreal. 



The opening of the Sherman Amuse- 
ment Co.'s Globe theatre at Buffalo 
took place May 3. 

Jean Winchester (Redford and Win- 
chester) has been quite ill for a couple 
of week9. 

Wells and Mortimer, of the Paul h an 
Team of cyclists, have formed the Ox- 
ford Trio with Bob Tyrrell as the other 
part of the new combination. 



Hobson and Nicol, the roller skaters, 
will hereafter be known professionally 
as the Nicol Brothers. 



The "Bunty Pulls the Strings" com- 
pany, playing the Canadian provinces, 
closed Saturday night. 

Joe Raymond says that in the room 
next to him where he is living there 
is a bath. 

Ned Monroe and Goff "Chicken" 
Phillips have formed a vaudeville alli- 
ance. 

Do you remember Bill Lykens' white 
derby from last summer? Well, he's 
wearing it again. 

Bill H. Nye has his Mississippi Min- 
strels out, now playing West Virginia. 
Nye was formerly connected with the 
"Smart Set" 

Abie Hammerstein says if he doesn't 
leave New York not later than Sunday 
night no one need recognize him any 
more. 

The Actors' Fund of America will 
hold its annual meeting and election of 
officers at the Hudson theatre, New 
York, May 13 at 2 p. m. 

James E. Moore, who formerly man- 
aged Keith's Portland, Me., house, has 
given up his lease on his Biddeford 
(Me.) picture theatre. 

When three days out to sea Paul 
Durand sent a wireless to his office 
asking to be sure the water was turned 
off in the sink of his apartment. 

Franklyn Ardell is not at Keith's 
Philadelphia this week. He is suffering 
from blood poisoning in the right hand, 
caused by a scratch received while 
cranking his machine. 

Lou Hirsch returned to New York 
last week. The composer will remain 
here until August, returning to write 
the next revue at the Hippodrome, 

London. 



DRIVEN TO JAIL. 

By ROBERT STRAUSS. 

I came to New York looking fine, 
With naught but "Big-time" on my mind. 
"Me take small-time? I guess not; 
Before I'd do It, I'd see them rot I" 

Days and weeks and months flew by, 
And still to the U. B. O. Id fly ; 
But "Come tomorrow," was all I'd get— 
(Guess they're handing out that stuff yet.) 

My pride had gone ; I'd next try Loew, 
Or Fox, or Sheedy — anything to show ; 
But they seemed to be Just the same. 
(Listen. Steve, It's a mighty tough game.) 

My dough had gone, I was all in ; 
Gee! but it's hard when you've no tin! 
I thought of wiring Gus Sun direct, 
(But he'd ne'er receive a wire "Collect.") 

I ached from hunger and from cold ; 
I got reckless — I was bold ; 
I went to Shanley's, ate steak and wine ; 
I tell you, boys, that was really sublime! 

That is, until the check came round, 
Then for the door I made one bound. 
But they got me, and they held me fast. 
And to the cops they had me passed. 

Now I'm booked three solid years; 
No excess, fares or board my dears ; 
No five per cent, no Sunday shows - 
If beats the "United" and also Loew's. 

In 1016 I'll be back. 
Looking like a brand new tack. 
Anyone wanting a sure-fire thing, 
Address me care of old Slng-Slng. 



May Ward motored to Utica this 
week, where she is appearing at the Ar- 
mory. It's an English habit. All nec- 
essary is a machine and some gasoline. 

Diamond and Brennan have can- 
celed the week of June 2 at the Palace, 
Chicago, for Sibyll Brennan to undergo 
an operation for appendicitis. After- 
ward they intend going to London. 

"McFadden's Flats" may be revived 
for a summer trip. Manager Jack 
Glynes is planning to take the show 
through Canada and on to the Coast. 
The piece was out earlier in the season. 

Ferika Boros, who sailed last Satur- 
day on the Olympic, will superintend 
the rehearsals of a new piece of hers 
which will be produced this summer in 
London. 

Fred W. Day of the English music 
publishing firm of Francis, Day & Hun- 
ter, arrived from Europe last week for 
a lengthy visit to New York in the in- 
terests of his concern. 

Wally Derthick is booking up routes 
for "The Red Rose" which John Fisher 
will again have out next season, and 
"The Pink Lady." Routes to California 
and back are being mapped. 

"Jim" Clancy has emerged from "un- 
der cover," but as yet hasn't the temer- 
ity to bring his newly acquired second- 
hand automobile into town. He is still 
experimenting with it on the roads ad- 
joining New Haven. 

Last week's Variety said the young 
girl in the Lester Trio act was the 
daughter of Claude and Fannie Usher. 
It should have read she is the daugh- 
ter of Al and Maude Lester, for whom 
the trio is named. 

Greensboro, N. C, has voted to spend 
$25,000 on remodeling the Grand Op- 
era House, controlled by the city dads. 
It will be transformed into a modern 
playhouse and will book big attractions 
next fall. C. G. Harrison will manage 
it. 

The Clowns held a merry getaway 
affair at their old quarters over the 
Moore Place at 37th and Broadway 
Tuesday night. Moore vacated the 
corner Wednesday and the Clowns 
moved along. Moore has leased a new 
business site near 46th and Broadway. 



The Mittenthal Brothers, who have 
tried everything theatrically from legit- 
imate productions to stock, are taking 
up a new venture. They have organ- 
ized a feature film company with the 
brothers as the chief promoters. They 
expect to hit the market soon with a 
number of special reels. 



Dick Kearney discovered that each 
Sunday the past season at the vaude- 
ville concerts in the Grand Opera 
House, New York, one man slept 
through the entire performance, taking 
the same seat in the rear row every 
time. Mr. Kearney (who hooks the 
shows) can't explain how he managed 
to keep the remainder of the audience 
awake. 



The Bronx and the Bushwick will 
close with Keith vaudeville May 17, 
the earliest cither of these theatres has 
ended its season. The Colonial, Al- 
hambra and Orpheum (Brooklyn) will 
run along until the weather stops them. 

Lee Shubert sailed on the Olympic, 
taking along his private secretary, J. B. 
Morris, and for companionship while 
abroad, Nat Roth. The action of the 
Lieblers against the Shuberts for an 
accounting in "The Blue Bird" matter 
was wound up in court the night be- 
fore the boat left. Decision was re- 
served. About $100,000 is involved in 
the suit. 



The advanced billing for next week's 
Hammerstein's program tells why Ken- 
neth Douglass Lome Maclaine is going 
into vaudeville. It says he needs the 
money to pay off mortgages to the 
amount of $190,000 on his ancestral 
estates in Scotland. The billing mat- 
ter also states K. D. L. M. is from 
Lochbuie and the 27th Laird, besides 
the Chief of his clan and the Godson 
of the Duke of Argyle. William Mor- 
ris brought the Scotchman over here, it 
is said, for show purposes. 

Marty Shea's auto took a running 
start on him the other night, the engine 
doing 40 to 50 miles an hour while the 
car remained stationery. It happened 
outside a New York theatre. Mr. Shea 
watched the runaway engine a few mo- 
ments and a crowd collected. Marty 
opined to himself the car might blow 
up, so he moved down a couple of 
blocks to give it a clear path. A pass- 
ing chauffeur found the hitch in the ma- 
chinery, which Mr. Shea could not lo- 
cate, and then Marty returned to his 
driver's seat, remarking that had he 
stood there all the time the machine 
would have blown to a certainty. 
When asked about the crowd gathered 
about, Marty replied there is always 
safety in numbers. 



"A LONESOME TOWN." 

(Dedicated to Huntington, Pa.) 

By JAY RAYMOND. 

On a dreaty day In a lonesome town 
Where you can't even take a look around 
There a not a thing within one's ken 
But makes you wish you were back again 
In old New York or some other burg 
Where the muslo of a trolley's heard 
And now and then you meet a friend 
Even If he should want to lend. 

The nation has the most awful gall 
Tt> put such towns on the map at all 
Not a thing to do but take a nap 
Or else sit eating a ginger snap. 
There's not a cop upon the street 
Never a female does one ever meet 
No mall can arrive before 2 p. m. 
(If you get a letter even then) 
You can't reply till following day 
Another yawn and back to the hay 
In a room" so cool It would be line 
On Tenth avenue In the summertime. 

And Oh ! what a meal In tin: "best" hotel 
We really try to get away from tho bell. 
Then to the upstairs opery hou»e we go 
And after that give our little show 
To half an audience of aporty rubes, 
Then all wash up In different moodx. 

hi ride to stop in some local saloon 
A little drink to brighten the gloom 
T<> And the bars are closed up tight 

Ten-thirty, sharp," night after night. 
A tank In the raw, it's there, ashamed 
Kind the wretch that muat be blamed. 

You know In the act we carry a gun 
Only blank cartridges, or elne we'd run 
For the fellow that first Im-ated the dump. 
That «ave our conceit such an awful bump. 
We have talked about ending It all 
Hut here even death wouldn't make them fa/1 

Flow to get hunk, that's the main thing 
Ix;ave laughing or say something to sting 
Or do our act next week on the Square- 
Make them come out there, or erywL* 1 ;- 
Gee! how slow the clock goes 'ro-jr,d 
On a dreary day In a loni-wire i',wn. 



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PRODUCING THIS SUMMER 

FOR N EXT SE ASON'S CROP 

Cohan & Harris Preparing to Try Out Four Shows 

Between Now and August 1. New Piece by George 

At. Cohan for Victor Moore Among Them. 



Cohan & Harris are reversing the 
usual order of things. Instead of re- 
fraining from any more productions at 
this period of the season, they arc, on 
the contrary, busily engaged in making 
ready four new pieces, which are to 
bf given preliminary gallops with the 
idea of securing a definite decision of 
their value as the nucleus of their next 
fell's new crop. 

The first one to be seen will be "6 
Washington Square," a comedy in three 
acts by Winchell Smith and Victor 
Mapes, opening at Atlantic City May 
19. The piece has to do with a young 
heiress whose fortune is being dissi- 
pated by an unscrupulous executor. 
The hero secures a position in the ex- 
ecutor's office, thereby being in a place 
to expose the nefarious plot. In the 
cast will be Taylor Holmes, Frederick 
Truesdale, George W. Barnum, Sam B. 
Hardy, Lily Cahill, Nanette Francis, 
Grace Harman, Harriett Davis. 

The same firm will present June 16, 
probably in the same break-in town, 
"520 Per Cent." and about a week later 
"Nearly Married," by Edgar Selwyn. 
Seven days after that they expect to 
have ready for a showing, the new 
piece for Victor Moore, by George M. 
Cohan, entitled, "Kid Burns of the 
400," in which Moore is to be con- 
tinued in the role he made so success- 
ful under the direction of C. & H. 



SHU3ETTS RUNNING "GEISHA." 

With last Saturday night's perform- 
ance of "The Geisha" revival at the 
44th Street theatre Arthur" Hammer- 
s' ein virtually retired from the man- 
agement, leaving the Shuberts in full 
direction of the piece. 

The show has been cut down pretty 
well in its cast of principals and will 
likely be held on 44th street to keep 
the louse open until the Lew Fields 
roof show there makes its appearance. 



"HER FIRST DIVORCE*' SHOWN. 

"Her First Divorce" was presented 
for the first time in New York Monday 
evening at the Comedy. It received 
fairly good notices in the Tuesday 
papers, much better than could have 
been expected after the play's recep- 
tion in Chicago. 

The piece by the middle of the week 
displayed no sign of healthy box of- 
fice takings and an early closing was 
predicted. 

Harris & Selwyn are the managers 
of the piece and are said to have rented 
the Comedy from the Shuberts for its 
New York engagements. 



"666" FOR THE WILDS. 

A. S. Stern has secured from Cohan 
& Harris certain territorial rights to 
"Officer 666" for next season, which 
is said to embrace everything except- 
ing the bigger cities. It is understood 
that he will put out at least three — and 
maybe four — companies of the piece. 

The No. 1 "Officer 666" organization 



will close its season in Newark this 
Saturday. Edward Abeles, who has 
been playing the role created by Wal- 
lace Eddinger, will return to vaudeville 
for a few weeks this summer, reviving 
his former sketch, "He Tried to Be 
Nice." 



"PINK LADY" RIGHTS. 

It is understood Ben Stevens, per- 
haps in association with Thomas W. 
Ryley, has secured the rights to "The 
Pink Lady" for next season. 



DRAMATIC TAR CIRCUIT. 

A movement is on foot — and strange 
to say emanating in the east — for the 
establishment of a circuit to play dra- 
matic tabloids next season. It is 
planned to secure the rights to former 
legitimate plays and condense them to 
an hour or less, presenting them in the 
three-a-day houses in the same fashion 
now prevailing with the musical tab- 
loids in the west 

A similar scheme was tried out by 
the Allardt Brothers in eastern Canada 
some time ago, but not to any extent. 
A well known firm of legitimate pro- 
ducers is fathering the scheme ' and 
"feeling" their way, suggesting to the 
circuits such plays as "Paid in Full" 
and kindred big hits of several seasons 
ago. 



SLOWLY GATHERING CAST. 

The cast for A. H. Woods' produc- 
tion of "Potash & Pearlmutter" is be- 
ing slowly recruited. Martin Herman 
this week added Lee Kohlmaar to the 
company thus far assembled, which has 
to date Barney Bernard and Alex Carr. 
They play the partners in the piece; 
Kohlmaar will be a flip drummer. 

The show is not due on the boards 
until Sept. 15. 



"PEG" FOR "NO. 3" FOUND. 

A player for the title role in the "No. 
?" show of "Peg o» My Heart" has been 
found by George Mooser, who is di- 
recting the company at the Cort while 
acting as the New York representative 
for Oliver Morosco, the Pacific Coast 
producing manager. 

The "No. 2" "Peg" is Eva Leonard 
Boyne, with "Fanny's First Play" at 
the Comedy all this season. Miss 
Boyne is now understudying Laurette 
Taylor in the role and will probably 
shortly be given a trial at the Cort 
during a regular performance. 

Much interest attaches to the at- 
tempt to put out a "No. 2" "Peg" show. 
Opinion is very much divided whether 
the piece demands Miss Taylor or if it 
can stand by itself. 



OSCAR AND MORRIS MAKE UP. 

Oscar Hammerstein and Morris Gest, 
assisted by William Hammerstein, 
slmok hands one day last week for the 
first time in a long while. 



C. F.'S NEXT SEASON'S PLANS. 

Charles Frohman, now in London, 
will be one of New York's busiest pro- 
ducing managers next season. New 
plays and old stars are on his list with 
some of his present pieces being sent 

to other cities for proposed long en- 
gagements. A lot of hard work has 
been laid out by Frohman, who ex- 
pects to be in much improved health 
on his return in August from the other 
side. He has much producing ahead 
notwithstanding the Liebler Co. will 
not attempt anything new next season, 
according to a statement given the 
press by George Tyler. 
* John Drew, now playing "A Per- 
plexed Husband" on the Pacific Coast, 
will remain in harness until about June 
15. Next November he opens the Em- 
pire here in a new piece. 

Maude Adams is another Frohman 
star on the western coast whose pres- 
ent season will last until around July 
15. She is already booked to appear in 
"Peter Pan" at the Empire Dec. 22 
next. Miss Adams is also expected to 
appear in a new piece on the road next 
season. 

Nazimova will remain under the 
Frohman management. She is now 
playing the west and will not close the 
tour until the first week in July. Nazi- 
mova will also be given a new vehicle 
for next year. 

Richard Carle and Hattie Williams, 
now closed, will again co-star under 
Frohman's direction next fall, but will 
r.ot appear in "The Girl From Mont- 
martre." They will have a new mu- 
sical piece and very likely will troupe 
to the Pacific Coast next fall. A number 
of road managers are endeavoring to 
secure the rights to the former Carle- 
Williams musical company. It's not 
likely Frohman will send out a road 
company headed by new people in this 
piece. 

Blanche Bates, the former Belasco 
star, who started playing under the 
Frohman management in "A Witness 
for the Defense" March 27 last, will 
have a new piece next season. Miss 
Bates is in Denver this week and is 
working towards the Pacific x Coast. 
She will not cease stage work until 
the end of July. 

Donald Brian shows in a new piece 
next season. Julia Sanderson, now ap- 
pearing in "The Sunshine Girl," opens 
in Boston next fall for an expected 
run. From the Hub she will go to 
Philadelphia and thence to Chicago for 
a long engagement. "The Conspiracy," 
which just closed a 160 nights' engage- 
ment at the Garrick here, will reopen 
next September in Boston, where it 
will remain indefinitely. 

Frohman has accepted new plays 
from Augustus Thomas and Richard 
Harding Davis. He has also secured 
a new one for Billie Burke, now in 
"The Amazons" revival at the Empire, 
New York. 

John Mason is to reappear next sea- 
son under the Frohman banner in a 
new piece. 



OFFERED LONG CONTRACT. 

Hclcne Hamilton, now featured in the 
billing of the former Rose Melville 
show, "Sis Hopkins," has by her suc- 
cess in the role been offered a three- 
year contract. 



SHOWS IN PHILLY. 

Philadelphia, May 7. 
Coming in on the fag end of the 
season and with warm weather to buck 
against "The Passing Show of 1912" 
got over only fairly well at the Lyric. 
The house was well filled, but the 
show did not start anything strong in 
the way of applause or laughs. It may 
do some business because the only 
other house open is the Adelphi, where 
"Bought and Paid For" has about 
played itself out. 



SHOWS IN FRISCO. 

San Francisco, May 7. 

Maude Adams' opening in "Peter 
Pan" at the Columbia was capacity and 
two extra matinees are scheduled, with 
turn-away business a certainty the en- 
tire week. The star triumphed person- 
ally and the production is generally 
relished, with the supporting company 
correspondingly capable. 

This is the closing week of "The Tik 
Tok Man" at the Cort, with receipts 
about the same as last week. Advance 
interest in Eddie Foy's coming is ap- 
parently keen, with early indications 
for a healthy two weeks' engagement. 



SLAVIN LEAVING ••DREAMS." 

Chicago, May 7. 

It has been definitely settled John 
Slavin is to leave the "When Dreams 
Come True" Company at the Garrick 
next week. Gillie Gregory, it is un- 
derstood, will next play the role. The 
management has been trying to land 
William Norris for the part. 

There was some discussion regard- 
ing the leaving of Slavin, but it has all 
quieted down until now the matter 
seems to have been amicably arranged. 



RRADY-ASKIN PRODUCTIONS. 

Chicago May 7. 
William A. Brady and Harry Askin 
have entered into an arrangement 
whereby the former will take the rights 
of all of the La Salle opera house pro- 
ductions for the territory east of De- 
troit and Cincinnati, including New 
York. 

The first piece will be a musical com- 
edy version of Hoyt's "A Texas Steer." 
It will be staged simultaneously in Chi- 
cago and New York. Brady will use 
his 48th Street theatre. 



SUES STINGY KISSER. 

Chicago, May 7. 

Mrs. George Ade Davis brought suit 
for divorce last "week, alleging cruelty, 
and also that her husband did not kiss 
her as often as she thought proper. 

The case was before Judge Kava- 
naugh. After hearing the testimony on 
both sides he allowed Mrs. Davis sepa- 
rate maintenance, but denied the plea 
for divorce. 

George Ade Davis is the nephew of 
George Ade, the author and play- 
wright. For several years he was press 
agent for the Studebaker, and later as- 
sistant manager. In recent months he 
has been one of the managers of the 
Chicago Musical College. Mrs. Davis 
was formerly Marie Walsh, a society 
young woman, and noted for her minia- 
ture portrait painting. 



Charles A. Mason and Sam Shannon 
will reappear May 17 in "The Astrolo- 
ger. 



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11 



THE SHUBERTS AND ERLANQER 
IN PERFEC T FRIE NDLY ACCORD 

Rumors Started in New York and Chicago Without 

Foundation. Klaw & Erlanger Loaned Oeorge Tyler 

$100,000 to Take Liebler Co. Away From Shuberts. 

Repayable in Five Yearly Installments. 



Reports arising in New York and 
Chicago of "feeling" between the Shu- 
berts and Klaw & Erlanger are all 
wrong. Jake or Lee Shubert and Abe 
Erlanger are very nice to one another, 
whenever meeting. 

Just to prove it the Shubert show, 
"The Gentleman in Room 19" will open 
at the Tremont theatre, Boston, May 
19, probably. It's a "K. & E. house." 
Erlanger at one time didn't expect to 
play a Shubert show so soon. 

In the law suit between the Shuberts 
and the Liebler Co. it came out in the 
testimony that K. & E. loaned George 
TyleT $100,000 when he removed Lieb- 
ler from the Shuberts camp. The 
amount was to be repaid $20,000 yearly. 
This is the first year. Erlanger took a 
little mortgage on everything the Lieb- 
lers had, including "The Garden of 
Allah," then booked it in their own 
houses with an auditor around to 
guard the interests of the mortgagee. 

There are still four more seasons to 
go before the $80,000 balance can be 
settled. 

Just prior to his departure on a 
steamship last Saturday Mr. Tyler 
mentioned Liebler & Co. would make 
no productions next season. 



perhaps a cast with names might send 
this show over, as a similar experi- 
ment did with the "Fine Feathers" 
piece. 



FINE FOR LARRY WEBER. 

Newark, May 7. 

The Government is going to give L. 
Lawrence Weber a profit of $250,000 
when it takes over the property 289-293 
Market street as a paxt of the site for 
the new Post Office. 

The investment was made by Weber 
& Rush some three or four years ago, 
as a proposed plot for the erection of 
a theatre for Marcus Loew's vaude- 
ville. Later Weber & Rush dissolved 
partnership. In the dissolution Mr. 
Weber obtained the Market street 
block. Negotiations have been on for 
some time with the postal authorities. 



RING SnOW CLOSING. 

Chicago, May 7. 

"When Claudia Smiles" with Blanche 
Ring, at the Illinois, will stop its sea- 
son Saturday night. 

Miss Ring received a wired offer this 
week from Lew Fields in New York 
to join his roof show there. Her reply 
is unknown. 



•• 'OP O* THUMB" IN NOVEMBER. 

44 'Op O' My Thumb," the Drury 
Lane pantomime, is now slated for an 
appearance at the Manhattan Opera 
House, New York, next November, 
under the direction of Comstock & 
Gest. 

The current attraction there, "The 
Whip," also from Drury Lane, will 
close its season May 17. 



WILLIAMSON AT HOTEL. 

San Francisco, May 7. 

J. C. Williamson has left the hos- 
pital and is now a guest at the Palace 
Hotel. His condition is much im- 
proved and he will remain here in- 
definitely. 

Williamson's future plans will de- 
pend chiefly upon the progress of his 
convalescence. 



LYN HARDING WITH NEW TITLE. 

Lyn Harding returns to London 
early in June to assist Sir Herbert 
Tree in the Shakespearean festival. 

The fall will probably find him added 
to the list of actor-managers. 



WOODS IN A DRESS SUIT. 

Private advices from Berlin say that 
A. H. Woods appeared at the opening 
of the Theatre Gross Berlin (under his 
management) April 26 in evening dress. 

The story is hardly credited here. 
Mr. Woods was not known to have an 
open front costume, although he once 
attended a managers' dinner at the 
Hotel Astor, disguised as a waiter. 



SHOW WITHOUT STAR. 

Chicago, May 7. 

Harry Mestayer, in "The Escape," 
may go into vaudeville, playing in Paul 
Armstrong's one act play "In a Blaze 
of Glory," presented in Chicago by Nat 
C. Goodwin. 

It is stated that when "The Escape" 
is offered in New York, Helen Ware 
will not be with the company, and there 
will be no star. 



FRAZEE*S "CROOK" SHOW OUT. 

"Are You a Crook?" at H. H. Fra- 
zee's new Longacre theatre will re- 
main there till t*"-- Saturday. The 
house will close until y-ugust. 

Mr. Frazee has ,4 Fine Feather" on 
the road. It will make around $100,- 
000 this season. Last week at the Co- 
lumbia, San Francisco, the show ». *d 
$17,000. 

While there did not exist a great 
deal of faith in "Are You a Crook?" 
before production, it was thought that 



FILM AT STUDEBAKER. 

Chicago, May 7. 
Still another of the local legitimate 
houses is to play a feature film. The 
Studebaker is the next in line. It will 
open within the next fortnight with a 
picture. 



DILLINGHAM WEDS. 

It was officially announced from his 
office Tuesday evening, that Charles 
B. Dillingham was married Monday to 
Ellen Kearney, who has been a mem- 
ber of Mine. Nazimova's company. 
The wedding occurred at Purchase, 
N. J. 

The bride and groom sailed on the 
K r onprinz Wilhelm Tuesday. 



LEGIT SEASON HAS ENDED. 

The current week marks the prac- 
tical close of the legitimate theatrical 
season in New York, there remaining 
but few playhouses open. Within the 
past fortnight, ending with to-morrow 
(Saturday), there will have been hung 
up the shutters on eight theatres, 
while several others have announced 
a similar respite within another seven 
days. 

At the close of this week the new 
Longacre, with "Are You a Crook?" 
will close until August. At the same 
time the run of "A Poor Little Rich 
Girl" ends at the Hudson. "The 
Whip," af the Manhattan, and the 
Hippodrome will also end their seasons 
at that time. 

Two weeks ago "Fanny's First Play" 
at the Comedy and "Joseph and His 
Brethren" at the Century, closed up. 

Last Saturday night "Oh, Oh, Del- 
phine" ceased at the Amsterdam; 
"Stop Thief at the Gaiety: "A Good 
Little Devil" at the Republic and 
"What Happened to Mary?" at the 48th 
Street. 

"Damaged Goods" has one week more 
at the Fulton; "The Lady of the Slip- 
per" at the Globe will also close at that 
time, and probably "Years of Discre- 
tion" at the Belasco, May Irwin at the 
Cohan, and "Divorcons" at The Play- 
house, although no announcements to 
that effect have yet been issued. 



HODGE SHOW IN AUGUST. 

Another early production for New 
York next season will be Henry T. 
Hodge in his new show, "The Road 
to Heaven," in which he started out on 
the road a couple of months ago under 
the direction of the Shuberts. 

While playing Pittsburgh recently 
Mr. Hodge gathered in $14,000 for the 
week at the box office, which immedi- 
ately settled him as an attraction at a 
Shubert Broadway house. 

"The Road to Heaven" will close its 
present season in Montreal May 24. 



PHILLIPS' NOVEL DRAMATIZED. 

"The Price She Paid," the property 
of the widow of David Graham Phillips 
(who wrote the novel) is due for stage 
production next season. Several man- 
agers are negotiating for it. Wilton 
Lackaye gave it favorable considera- 
tion. It will be played in stock in re- 
stricted territory. 



WANTS AGENT WITH BUGGY. 

James Mackey has been heard from 
again. With $100 worth of bill paper 
and an "angel" with money wings 
James B. is getting ready to open at 
Long Island City. 

Last week Mackey was looking for 
an agent who could do his billing in a 
buggy. 



MELODRAMATIC STOCK OPENS. 

The new melodramatic stock policy 
at the National on Houston street, for- 
merly tenanted by a "Yiddish" com- 
pany, was started Monday night with 
"Siberia" as the opener. 

Big business marked the Monday and 
Tuesday nights' performances. Tha 
American Productions Co. will resume 
its productions there week after next, 
as Thurston, the magician, was booked 
in there on a previous contract 



FIGURING OPERA ON PAPER. 

The professional "wisenheimers" of 
the theatrical and operatic business are 
very much interested in the 25 cents to 
$? opera in English proposed for the 
Century for next season in opposition 
to Oscar Hammerstein's "pop" opera 
in English at his new temple of music 
over on Lexington avenue, now in 
course of construction. 

Coincidentally comes the announce- 
ment of George C. Tyler, the moving 
spirit of Liebler & Co., of a determina- 
tion to refrain from making any new 
productions next season and the with- 
drawal of his firm from the Century. 

About $300,000 is required for the ex- 
periment of a season of 35 weeks of 
"pop" opera in English at the Century. 
Of this amount already $100|tXX) has 
been pledged, $30,000 by Otto H. Kahn; 
W. K. Vanderbilt and Clarence Mac- 
kay, $15,000 apiece, and Harry Payne 
Whitney, $5,000. 

The sponsors for the proposition 
declare with an average of two-thirds 
capacity at the Century there would be 
no deficit. No one has yet come for- 
ward to guarantee that the average at- 
tendance will not be less than a two- 
thirds. 



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BARRYMORE PLAY CEASES. 

Chicago, May 7. 

r A Thief for a Night," in which John 
Barrymore has been playing at Mc- 
Vjcker's, ceased its ministrations Sat- 
urday. The piece has gone to the store 
house, but may be revived next season. 

"Within the Law" is announced to 
open McVicker's in August, it the house 
does not go into pop vode. 

It is reported John Barrymore may 
be engaged to head a vaudeville road 
show next season. Another such or- 
ganization may have Ethel Barrymore 
for its "name" attraction. 

Chicago, May 7. 

John Barrymore, who closed last 
* eek in "A Thief for a Night" at Mc- 
Vicker's, will headline at the Majestic 
next week in a sketch. 

Mr. Barrymore's contract with Wm. 
A. Brady has expired. 



OTIS SKINNER RECOVERING. 

Indianapolis, May 7. 
Otis Skinner, operated on here last 
week for mastoiditis, is reported to 
have passed the crisis and is well on 
the road to recovery. The operation 
.♦as a very serious one and grave fears 
were expressed. Dr. Page, who per- 
formed it, has issued a statement his 
patient has passed the danger point. 



COLLIER WRITING NEXT PLAY. 

Chicago, May 7. 

William Collier, in "Never Say Die," 
at the Princess, is writing a new show 
with the assistance of Grant Stewart, 
who plays the butler in his present 
farce. The first two acts are about 
competed. The show has not been 
named as yet, but it will be produced 
in Chicago next March. 

Mr. Collier will retain his present ve- 
hicle for his engagements in several of 
the larger eastern cities, and then will 
go to the Pacific Coast for n tour, re- 
turning to Chicago for fns new pro- 
duction. 



12 



VARIHTY 



WITH THE PRESS AGENTS 



A pretty little booklet with all the picture 
and biographies of the company has been got- 
ten out for the Poll Players, Hartford. Geo. 
B. Leak, formerly stage director for Poll in 
Washington, Is holding down the same Job 
for the Hartford Co. which opened Monday. 

Wlllard Holcomb Is doing efficient press 
boosting for the Klnemacolor. 

Jack Boshelle is attending to the advance 
or tne Nye Mississippi Minstrel organisation. 

Fred Alles, former manager of the 8hobert, 
Rochester, has signed with the Klnemacolor 
Co. for the Panama Canal and Balkan War 
road show playing Providence Just now. 

Victor Von Klraly Is managing the Billte 
Burke revival at the Bmplre. 

Star Pllley has Joined the Kline Carnival Co. 
and left Sunday for Flint, Mich., where he will 
manage the "Butterfly on the Wheel" conces- 
sion with the show. 

Al. Holsteln Is ahead of the CTreater New 
England Carnival Co. Holsteln was formerly 
with Ous Hill's shows. 



Joe Beemer biased the one night path for the 
Marshall Farnum show of "The Littlest Rebel." 
It closed Saturday night In Syracuse. Donl- 
setta, whose surname is Lewis, managed the 
show. 



H. B. Staller Is back on Broadway mingling 
with other road agents. He was ahead of "The 
Slave Olrl of New York." 



D. O. Johnstone has had a prosperous sea- 
son as manager of the "A Fool There Was." 
John Campbell was the man ahead. 

Bradley Dayton, one of William A. Brady's 
force of advance agents, ahead of "Little Wom- 
en" (closing In, Washington tomorrow night), 
has returned to Broadway. 

Charles W. Keough bandied the managerial 
reins of the southern company of "Freckles" 
while the man In front was Louis Roble. The 
show found towns the maps never knew about. 

Ben Bass has gone to Virginia Beach, Nor- 
folk, to enjoy a summer visit with his folks 
down there. 



"Within the Law" Is in its 11th month at 
the Eltlnge Theatre. At the special perform- 
ance for the blind people of New York Manager 
Arthur V. Barney distributed a special ralsed- 
type program which the holders could make 
out with their fingers. At this novel matinee 
Monday a flashlight of the audience was taken. 



Morris Oest's return from Europe April 80 
enabled Ben H. Atwell to send out some dope 
for both sides of the pond telling what Corn- 
stock ft Oest Intend to do. They will send 
Qertrude Hoffman and her show abroad and 
will bring Polalre here for an eight weeks' tour 
with the press agents, contracting not to speak 
of her facial or physical appearance. C. ft Q 
have procured the American rights to "The 
Poisoned Rose," by Gabriel D'Muncle, which 
will be Miss Hoffman's starring vehicle here. 
She will also present this piece in London 
next season. 'The Garden in the Air," a 

Eantomlmlc sensation from Paris, which will 
e staged In London, is to be produced In New 
York next fall. Gest was gone Just a month 
and a day. He says Europe has Just passed 
through the hardest year its managers can 
recall. He also says American ragtime has all 
Europe by the ears. 

"Years of Discretion" is approaching Its 
200th consecutive performance at the Belasco 
theatre. 



George Hopper, manager of Ward A Vokes' 
show, which recently closed al Toledo, sub- 
mitted to a difficult operation in a Toledo hos- 
pital and Is getting along as well as could be 
expected. During his Illness Manager Walter 
Moore of the Lyceum there and the boys with 
Incoming shows kept the genial George well 
supplied with flowers, cigars and books. 



Rod Waggoner, ahead of "Bought and Paid 
For" (No. 2) which closed recently In Nor- 
folk, Is credited with having won the $200 
prise offered by William A. Brady for the 
greatest amount of newspaper publicity ob- 
tained for the "Bought and Paid For" shows. 
The weekly press hooks on file at the Brady 
office show thnt Waggoner landed a world of 
space for his attraction during its 33 weeks' 
tour from coast to coast and from Winnipeg to 
New Orleans. 



Coney Island's Citizens' Committee has es- 
tablished a publicity bureau and placed D. B. 
Sansen In charge Snason has sent out an offi- 
cial program of the annual Inauguration, of 
the summer season at Coney May l. r ». when a 
flornl pnrnde will be held. May 10 a carnival 
cabaret will take rdnre and on the 17th will 
come the rommcrdnl division of automobiles 
with inoro floral pageants on the following 
Sunday. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 

Seats are belnp sold for "The Purnlp Road" 
for the TVrorntlnn Hny Mntlnep showing that 
the produ'-tlnn 1* not scheduled for an Imme- 
dlflte closing. 



Margaret Illlngton rsopsns her new season 
st the new cort, Boston, Labor Day. 

Graos George may present "Dlvorcons" 
abroad. William Greet baa offered William A. 
Brady the choice of two London theatres. 



"The Five Frankfortsrs" has been booked to 
run at the 89th Street theatre until well Into 
the summer. 



Everybody connected with the Two Bills 
show, officially, arenlc, clerical, down to the 
stake handlers, were invited to a special "wild 
west" of "Arlsons" st the Lyric Thursday 
night following the regular Madison Square 
performance, 

George Arllss Is winding up his season this 
week st the Broadway, Brooklyn. 

Nellie Revell has a Job for the summer, one 
which ahe has held down on previous occasions 
when the regular fall theatrical season closed. 
Nellie will look after the Schencks* Palisades 
Park boosting, the across the river amusement 
place getting under way May 17. Miss R. had 
some preliminary announcements In the Sunday 
and Monday papers. 

Bernhardt reached New York from Chicago 
last Sunday. William R. 8111, who looks sfter 
the Palace press work, had the newspaper boys 
Interview her. The Divine 8arah told what 
she thought of Chicago, New York and other 
things which made pretty good reading for 
those who follow the doings of the stage folks. 

Louise Seymour of the "Romance" company 
Is married to Jerome Brush, the announce- 
ment being made Sunday last Brush Is an 
artist. Louise got her picture In the papers 
on the strength of the wedding. 

Oscar Hammersteln iold the New York papers 
how he will break his contract with the Metro- 
politan or go broke himself. Work on Oscar's 
new opera house In Lexington svenue between 
BOth and 51st streets was begun this week. 
He expects to give New York grand opera at S3 
by November. 



"The Oordonlan" Is a newspaper which ap- 
peared on Broadway this week published by 
Kitty Gordon. It's a good trick and Walter 
Duggan Is putting It over successfully. 

This Is the first time the Gilbert and Sul- 
livan Opera Co., under the management of the 
Messrs. Bhubert end William A. Brady, will 
present "Iolanthe." The revival occurs at the 
Casino Monday night "Iolanthe" Is the sixth 
piece to be Included In the repertoire of 
this organisation. 



Henry W. Savage, In Europe, has cabled his 
office he has arranged with Msx Dearly for a 
production In Paris of George Ade and Gus 
Plxley's "The Sho-Gun" in French. 



Arthur Hopkins' first new production next 
season will be "The Deluge," a drama by 
Frank Allen. 



The engagement of "The Amacons" revival, 
with Blllle Burke, at the Bmplre, has been 
extended to June 7. 



Fred Mason, ahead of Cohan A Harris 
"Officer 606," Is now head over heels In base- 
ball work. He has obtained the Bangor, Me.. 
league franchise and Is managing the team at 
that place. 

Robert Bdgar Long, a well known advance 
man, now holds down the publicity desk of 
tbe William A. Brady office succeeding Tark- 
Ington Baker, who not long ago followed Lean- 
der Richardson to the place. Long has been 
with seversl attractions, has last work being 
the publicity for the original "Bought artd 
Paid For" Co. He's considered the youngest 
general press representative In New York. 

Four thousand orphans and crippled chil- 
dren were entertained by the management of 
the Two Bills show at Madison Square Gar- 
den Monday afternoon. The papers Tuesday 
gave the performance special attention. 

Dave Posner, the diminutive manager of 
"Madajtae Sherry," Is peeved at the way the 
Pltsburgh papers treated his attraction In that 
c'.ty last week. 



"DAMAGED GOODS*' "FREAKED." 

That shrewdly boomed production of 
"Damaged Goods/' now twice extend- 
ed in his fun at the Fulton, will not 
close its season there until May 24 and 
is scheduled to reopen the Fulton in 
September. 

The Henry B. Harris estate, Richard 
Bennett and a medical society outfit 
are interested in the production, the 
presentation of which was handled with 
consummate skill and ingenuity. Two 
performances by invitation could have 
been sold out to the public at $10 a 
seat, but in positively every instance 
where genuine money was tendered it 
was refused and the tickets distributed 
in the way originally announced. This 
incited no end of interest, with the re- 
sult that when "but two weeks" were 
allotted to the public there was a mad 
scramble to be let in. 

So great an interest was created in 
the unusual method of press agenting 
the production, it percolated to the 
regions of an East Side manufacturer 
of women's apparel, who, in all serious- 
ness, announced to some friends the 
other day that he had secured seats for 
"Soiled Skirts." 

Even the daily newspaper critics "fell 
for" the stunt of being requested not 
to review the presentation from the 
standpoint of a play, but more in the 
nature of a "psychological study**— or 
something equally highfalutin. And 
the critics "ate it up.' 



Announcement Is made by William A. Brady* 
that Grace George will end her Playhouse en- 
gagement In "Dlvorcons" May 17. If Miss 
George falls to secure a new piece for next 
season she will be seen In a «er|«« of comedy 
revivals. 



Tbe Pavlowa press department says the 
famous danger's American tour starts In New 
York Oct. 17 next. 



Looking the show pilots over at close range 
since their return to the sunny side of Broad- 
way finds nearly every one decked out In new 
scenery. It looked like a tailors' model ex- 
hibit at the Normandle this week. Jack 
Abrams. ahead of the spring production of 
"Seven Days." In town for a few days, was 
dressed up to kill In spring regalia. James 
Whlttendale and Mannle Greenberg looked like 
regular dandles and are the Harry Lehrs of 
the aaents' rendezvous. Eddie Lester. John- 
nie Coutts, Nick Wagner and others were 
there with the nifty walking canes and 
chamois gloves. The other agents say Eddie 
doesn't cart how he spends his money. 



LOOK OUT, SMOKERS! 

A chin-grafting operation this week 
at the New York Skin and Cancer 
Hospital, performed on Tom Maguire, 
may act as a deterrent to inveterate 
smokers. Mr. Maguire had to lose the 
lower portion of his chin, after having 
been deprived of his tongue eight years 
ago through a cancer caused by smok- 
ing. While unusual for a person to 
live long without a tongue, Mr. Ma- 
guire did so well he was almost' learn- 
ing to talk once more in a guttural 
way when the cause of his misfortune 
communicated itself to the jaw. 

Maguire is a well-known theatrical 
man. On the Pacific Coast he was the 
first promoter of high grade stock, and 
later became manager of the 14th 
Street theatre, New York. A constant 
smoker of cigars, Maguire thought lit- 
tle of consuming 20 daily, and had a 
practice of holding a cigar in his 
mouth, always in the same place and 
position. This finally brought on the 
cancer. 



H 



H. B. WARNER INJURED. 

Henry B. Warner, who recently lost 
his wife in an auto accident, was pain- 
fully injured during Monday night's 
performance of "The Ghost Breaker" 
at the Lyceum. In the third act his 
arm was laid bare to the bone in the 
duel scene in the palace. Despite great 
pain he continued through the act. 

The show closes its New York en- 
gagement Saturday night and is booked 
to open in Chicago for a run Monday 
week. The western opening depends 
on Warner's injury. 

Chicago, May 7. 

H. B. Warner will take up the run- 
ning with "The Ghost Breaker" at the 
Cort theatre, beginning May 19, fol- 
lowing the feature film which followed 
"The Silver Wedding" into the house. 

The regular season of the Cort will 
open Aug. 3 with a new Cort and Mo- 
rosco piece, "The Elixir of Life." 



$6,000 IN BRONX LAST WEEK. 

Despite the weather and all the 
other "reasons" that may be heard 
about now for poor business, the Pros- 
pect theatre in the Bronx, with Robt. 
Campbell's "A Fool There Was" as 
the attraction, drew in $6,000 last week 
at pop prices. 

Next season the Prospect will have 
its attractions booked in through the 
Stair & Havlin office. This season S. 
& H. have been without a New York 
representation for their shows. The 
nearest point to the metropolis on the 
circuit was Jersey City. 

Mr. Campbell has arranged with 
Woods, Frazee & Lederer for the 
rights in the legitimate theatres for 
"Madame Sherry" for one year. George 
W. Lederer will do a tabloid versio- 
of it in vaudeville. 



OPERA HOUSE LAST RITES. 

Chicago, May 7. 

The Chicago Opera House, opened in 
1885, ended its career Saturday night. 
After the performance of "The Escape" 
Paul Armstrong introduced several 
players who had been seen in the house 
during the past years. Among them 
were Blanche Ring, John Slavin, Wil- 
liam Collier, George M. Cohan, Amelia 
Summerville, Robert McWade, Jr., Fra- 
zer Coulter and James H. Channon. 
After this the audience sang "Auld 
Lang Syne," and the curtain went down 
for the last time. Work was begun at 
once at dismantling the house, which 
will give way to a big skyscraper. The 
house was beautifully decorated with 
flowers, which were taken away by the 
members of the audience as souvenirs. 

Two of the men who figured back of 
the curtain in the early days are still 
in town. One is John McCula, prop- 
erty man of McVicker's, and the other 
W. J. Blackburn, an electrician who 
turned off the last light. 

At midnight a banquet was given at 
the Hotel La Salle, in honor of George 
Kingsbury, the manager. A large num- 
ber of well known people were pres- 
ent. Lyman B. Glover was toastmas- 
ter. A chest of silver was presented to 
Mr. Kingsbury. 

James Jay Brady, manager of the 
Colonial, who had collected the money 
for the chest, made a witty presentation 
speech. A bound volume of letters 
received from all quarters of the coun- 
try was also presented to the retiring 
manager. j 

The auction sale of the curtains, 
seats and other effects of the Opera 
House was held Monday and brought 
$7,400. This is the first auction sale of 
this kind ever held in this country, ac- 
cording to an auctioneering authority. 



"PRINCESS CAPRICE" EARLY. 

The production >Z i.ne foreign piece, 
"Princess Cap* Ice," which Sam Ber- 
nard consi<kied for a time while abroad 
last sc\«;on (before accepting "All for 
the Ladies"), will be produced in New 
Y' rk by the Shuberts some time in 
'.ugust. 



The Lamb's Gambol is today at the 
Metropolitan Opera House. 



VARIETY 



13 



FIELDS, ZIEGFELD & SHUBERTS' 
MAD SCRA MBLE F OR PLAYERS 

Demands to Fill Casts of Summer Productions "Boosts" 
Actors 9 Salaries. Now You Have, 'Em and Now- 

You Haven't. 



A report is circulating that Ziegfeld's 
next production of "The Follies" may 
be seen at the new Palace theatre this 
summer, instead of at the Amsterdam, 
first reported. Negotiations between 
Ziegfeld and the Palace management 
of late have been brought to near a 
closing point, it is said. Producing 
managers have claimed the stage of 
the Palace is too small for musical 
comedies. 

The Palace stage was braced just 
before Orford's Elephants appeared 
there at a cost to the management of 
$1,400. The theatre had hardly been 
opened a month when strengthening 
the stage became necessary. 

Nat Wills is to be a member of "The 
Follies" cast, also Jose Collins. Miss 
Collins had reported for rehearsal for 
Lew Fields' "All Aboard" at the 44th 
Street Music Hall, but late last week 
reneged on her agreement with Fields, 
going over to Ziegfeld. The induce- 
ment to desert is reported to have been 
an increase of $200 in her weekly sal- 
ary, with a further condition made by 
Ziegfeld he would furnish her ward- 
robe for his new show. 

Wills was thought to have contracted 
with the Shuberts for the new "Passing 
Show of 1913" at the Winter Garden. 
The agreement, according to Wills, was 
not completed, and he also signed with 
Ziegfeld, or perhaps Klaw & Erlanger. 
The "Syndicate" firm has indicated to 
Wills an intention of putting him out 
next fall in a new piece to be written 
around him by Glen MacDonough. 
Mrs. Wills (La Belle Titcomb) is re- 
ported for the Hippodrome next sea- 
son. The Shuberts have Titcomb's 
contract in their offices, but have not 
yet confirmed it with her signature. 

Rosie Dolly, another expected by 
Fields for his show, will not be in it. 
Miss Dolly is going in vaudeville with 
Martin Brown. She may take part in 
•ome later summer production. 

"The Follies" is due to open June 2 
at Atlantic City, reaching New York 
one week later. The Fields show will 
start off at Atlantic City May 26, reach- 
ing the Roof June 2, the same night 
Hammerstein's is announced for a sum- 
mer reign of vaudeville up in the air. 

For the "Follies" George V. Hobart 
will write the book, with Raymond 
Hubbell supplying the music. Jack 
Mason will stage "The Ragtime Suf- 
fragette" for Ziegfeld. It is the num- 
ber at present making the hit of "Hello 
Ragtime" at the London Hippodrome, 
and also put on there by Mr. Mason. 

Ziegfield's new "Follies" company — 
at least those engaged — were notified 



rehearsals would begin this week some 
time. This was due to the incomplete- 
ness of the cast. 

Those thus far actually engaged and 
placed under contract are Frank Tin- 
ney, Nat Wills, Jose Collins, Maurice 
Farkoa, Martin Brown, Rose Dolly, 
Marvellous Millers, Leon Errol, Stella 
Chatelaine, Margaret Morris, Hazel 
Lewis. Negotiations are also on with 
McKay and Cant well and innumerable 
others. 

Mr. Wills has given as the reason 
why he abandoned vaudeville for mu- 
sical comedy that the United Booking 
Offices failed to protect his act, per- 
mitting a "copy" of him to appear in 
the big time vaudeville houses at a 
price one-quarter of the amount paid 
to him. 

The Weber & Fields Music Hall 
Roof will seat around 1,200 people. 
When the theatre and aerial resort 
were designed the architect neglected 
to provide means of taking scenery to 
the roof. A way will now have to be 
devised. 

Gertie Vanderbilt may be a late ad- 
dition to the Fields company. Dolly 
Connolly may also be in the show. 

The book of Fields' "All Aboard" has 
been written by Mark Swan. Ray 
Goetz is the lyric maker and Melville 
Franklin the score composer. Irving 
Berlin will have several of his latest 
numbers interpolated into the musical 
portion of the roof show. 



FRAWIiBY LEAVES SAVAGE. 

T. Daniel Frawley, in charge of the 
engagement bureau of the Henry W. 
Savage offices and who assisted with 
the staging of all the productions, has 
severed connections with the Savage 
interests. He may embark in a pet 
scheme of his own on Broadway. 

Frawley left Saturday night and is 
in negotiation with several New York 
theatre owners relative to installing an 
all-star stock policy on Broadway as 
soon as the deal can be closed. Fraw- 
ley has an offer to go west and engage 
in stock productions there at a princely 
figure, but is banking on carrying out 
the New York stock idea. 



NO GOOD FOR "MONEY MOON." 

Chicago, May 7. 

The Powers' scheme of bargain seats 
at 50 cents around eight o'clock has 
been voted no good for "Money 
Moon," which opened at Powers' the- 
atre last week under the new order of 
things. It is claimed the house did 
$4,000 on the week, but may have 
fallen slightly below that figure. 

"Money Moon" was closed last 
night. Reason given Orrin Johnson is 
ill. It is understood Johnson refused 
to be a 50-cent star. The show will 
be placed on the shelf until the opening 
of the new season, when it will be given 
a chance in New York. 

The Oliver Morosco management 
does not believe its production had a 
fair fling at Chicagoans through the 
handicap of the "bargain sale." In- 
tended as a press stunt and to fill 
Powers' at the opening, it succeeded 
both ways, but the plan held a back 
kick that was overlooked in the pre- 
liminary maneuvering. 



OPERA BATTLE OVER. 

Philadelphia, May 7. 

The Grand Opera war between the 
Philadelphia and Chicago forces was 
settled here Monday with the result 
that Andreas Dippel, who resigned the 
position of general director of the or- 
ganization will leave the grand opera 
field in this country for three years 
and Clefante Campanini, formerly di- 
rector of the Philadelphia-Chicago 
Company will be general manager here 
next season. 

Dippel will receive $25,000 which is 

equivalent to the salary he would have 

received under his contract and will 

devote his time to concert tours. The 

contract for 45 performances with 

Titta Ruffo has been divided, Dippel 
retaining 15 and Campanini securing 
the remaining 30. Campanini is also 
empowered to make arrangements 
with Tetrazzini to appear here. 



DAMAGES FOR AUTO ACCIDENT. 

Chicago, May 7. 
Paul Armstrong, author of "The 
Escape" at the Chicago opera house 
for some time, has been sued in Supe- 
rior Court for $10,000 by the adminis- 
trator of the estate of Chris Christ, 
who died recently from injuries inflicted 
by Armstrong's automobile. Accord- 
ing to the statement of the attorney of 
the deceased, Armstrong ran down 
Christ in South Wabash avenue and 
East Harrison street March 10. The 
playwright was driving from the 
Blackstone to Rector's at 1:30 in the 
morning, when the accident occurred. 



THB SUMMER IN CHI. 

Chicago, May 7. 

Summer shows are not appearing 
numerous over the Chicago horizon. At 
present the only one with a real chance 
for a summer run is "When Dreams 
Come True," at the Garrick, which 
started well and has picked up with 
each week's stay. The George Lederer 
"Cabaret Girl" or Cabaret Hippodrome, 
which got into the Colonial rumors a 
week ago, has been called off alto- 
gether. 

The 50-cent show ("Money Moon") 
at the powers is out of the running for 
the summer. Since the hour has been 
shifted back to eight o'clock for the 
cheap seats, it has hardly been of any 
use to give a first act. Everyone waits 
until the last minute, and all through 
the first session of the play people are 
being seated. 

Blanche Ring at the Illinois is get- 
ting business on Saturday only, and a 
summer run seems impossible. 

Oliver Morosco will bring 'The Tik 
Tok Man of Oz" to the Grand Opera 
House May 25. Its reception there will 
of course decide whether it is for our 
hot weather term. There is a chance 
also that Cohan & Harris will find a 
place for "Stop Thief in this town. 
That show was to have taken the 
Grand's stage until "Dreams" success 
at the Garrick pushed the Morosco 
piece into another haven. 

The vaudeville theatres are also 
doubtful for the summer. 

Business in the outlying houses is 
understood to be very ordinary. In one 
of the neighboring houses, with a $1,000 
headliner, there was far from capacity 
at any performance last week. The 
downtown vaudeville houses are faring 
no better. The Majestic has had a no- 
ticeable decrease in business. The Pal- 
ace has done much better through get- 
ting all the best of the bookings. In 
the past three months the Majestic has 
had one bill of merit against at least 
ten in the Palace. 



"BREWSTER'S MILLIONS." 

"Brewster's Millions" is going out 
again. Al. Rich is getting the company 
together to reopen for a summer trip 
July 7. 



THURSTON ON EAST SIDE. 

Thurston, the magician, will play the 
National, formerly a Yiddish theatre, 
next week. The East side has not seen 
any of the big magicians in many sea- 
sons and Thurston believes his appear- 
ance downtown will bring more money 
than were he to appear at any of the 
uptown houses. 

From the National Thurston is 
booked for a week at the Third Avenue 
theatre. On Thurston's departure from 
the National, melodramatic policy will 
be resumed. 



WANTED AT ONCE 

KRUG BURLESQUE STOCK COMPANY, Omaha 

Producing Comedian, Prima Donna and Good Straight Man, together. 

Lowest Salary. Louie Dacre please wire 

JOE DONEGAN, Krug Theatre, Omaha 



LEO EDWARDS* BED. 

Leo Edwards has a permanent bed 
now. He's a song writer and some- 
where to sleep has not always 
been the lot of a songwriter. Mr. 
Edwards, however, has his bed in a 
hospital, the People's, which informed 
Gus' brother that through his kindness 
in arranging and running performances 
for the institution, it has placed a bed 
apart for whomsoever he may desig- 
nate. 

Up to now Leo has his summer date 
book for the bed all filled up, except- 
ing the last three days of July 21- 
week and the last week in August. 



LINDSEY, TAB MAGNATE. 

Chicago, May 7. 

Walter Lindsey, fast becoming a 
tabloid magnate, produced another tab 
called "Good Morning Judge" at the 
Lincoln. Pearl Brothers and Burns are 
featured. 

He has "Lower Berth 13" in the 
south (with Arthur Deming) and "The 
District Leader" out. 

A new one, called "The Red Birds," 
will open June 2. 



Pantages' new theatre at Edmonton, 
Can., opens May 12. 

"The Blue Bird" close- .-it NYw H.i- 
ven this Saturday. 



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VARIETY 



SERVICE EXERCISES PICTURE 

EXHIB ITORS IN NEW YORK 

Many Complaints Against General Film Co. Since Re- 
gaining Control Through Purchase of Kinetograph 
Concern. "Inside" Information on Kennedy- 
Water's Sale to "Trust." Present Time Claim- 
ed to be Independents 9 Best Clause. 



Daily meetings are being held by 
different groups in the Greater New 
York moving picture exhibitors' as- 
sociation, of which Sam Trigger is 
president. These meetings are called 
to protest against the treatment re- 
ceived by exhibitors from the General 
Film Co., especially since the latter 
bought out its competitor, the Kineto- 
graph Co. 

The present, it is claimed, is the best 
opportunity the independent picture 
field has ever had to gain strength 
against the Motion Picture Patents Co. 
("trust"). The Mutual, an independ- 
ent, is reported having made tremen- 
dous gains within the past two weeks 
from the ranks of dissatisfied exhibit- 
ors formerly taking service from the 
General Co., or the Kinetograph. 

The exhibitors are mostly complain- 
ing that early deliveries of film cannot 
be secured in proper time, some saying 
although they open at 11 a. m., the film 
for the day does not reach them before 
three or four in the afternoon. An- 
other objection is to the manner in 
vhich bookings are taken care of. 
"Features" booked for certain days fail 
to arrive after being announced by the 
exhibitor. These complaints are in ad- 
dition to the usual ones always existing 
against "the trust." 

Though the General Film Co. pur- 
chased the Kinetograph Co., it is said, 
the G. F. Co. is not making money. 
Some place its loss during the Kineto- 
graph competition as hi?h as $10,000 
weekly, with a subsequent loss of a 
lesser amount. 

One picture man said this week to a 
VARiETr representative the manufac- 
turer was the only money maker at 
present; that an exchange could not 
make money. The General Film Co., 
which is controlled by similar interests 
to the operative direction of the M. P. 
P. Co., is acting merely as an outlet for 
the product of the "trust" manufac- 
turers, said Variety's informant. 

The Kinetograph Co. was also op- 
erated at a loss, according to Variety's 
information from the same source. J. 
J. Kennedv and Percy L. Waters start- 
ed the Kinetoeraph, loading up for 
some three or four months previously, 
until they were carrying poods repre- 
senting many thousands of dollars. The 
General lost business ranidly when the 
Kinetoeraph opened. The sudden sale 
of the Kennedy-Waters concern to the 
"trust" was partially accounted for 
from the story throuch the manufac- 
turers having notified the Kennedy- 
Waters concern deliveries would he re- 
fused it from the following Monday 
onward. 

The precipitate haste of the transfer 
did not bring much to Messrs. Ken- 
nedy and Waters, it is said, beyond 



General Film Co. stock, with the 
Kinetograph plant and stock represent- 
ing a large investment in cash. 

IMP'S DIRECTOR ARROAD. 

On the Olympic last Saturday were 
Herbert Brenon and Helen Downing 
(Mrs. Brenon). Mr. Brenon sailed to 
establish a picture connection across 
the water for the Imp concern. This 
connection will be in the way of a stu- 
dio of which Brenon, an Imp director 
over here for some time past, will have 
charge. 

It is not improbable Miss Downing, 
who has been on the stage in many 
roles, will take to pictures at the be- 
hest of her husband and shortly ap- 
pear in the Imp foreign made films. 



SLEEPER FOR ORCHESTRA. 

The Bijou on Broadway near 30th 
street found a substitute for its piano- 
orchestra last week: The pianist was 
missing for several days. One of the 
steady customers to the place found it 
less expensive to sleep during the after- 
noon for ten cents than to engage a 
hotel room at night for rest. 

The sleeper could not overcome his 
habit of snoring. With the orchestra 
absent the other seven patrons of the 
Bijou accepted the snoring accompani- 
ment to the picture sheet as the best 
thing obtainable under the circum- 
stances. 

A proposition was made the snorer 
to accept a life pass at the Bijou on 
the promise to appear there each af- 
ternoon in his specialty, but the sleep- 
er said that was asking too much. 



MANY REASONS FOR DIVORCE. 

Indianapolis, May 7. 

Mrs. Nellie Moss, a singer, employed 
in a La Fayette (Ind.) picture house, 
has brought suit here for divorce from 
Norman Moss, a picture operator. 

Mrs. Nellie charges jealousy and 
other things. Operator Moss claimed 
his wife's hair was light when he was 
married, but that it turned dark later. 
Furthermore, hubby objected to wifey's 
theatrical makeup. The case is under 
advisement. 



The Majestic, St. Paul. la under new man- 
agement, Flnkelateln A Ruben, owners of the 
New Princess and New Grand of the Twin 
Cities, having taken the house. A straight 
picture policy will prevail. 

Charles K. French, a Universal director, 
was once a banjo player with the Tony Pastor 
road snow. 



L. A. PICTUIE GOSSIP. 

Los Angela*, May T. 
THB WEEKS WEATHER. * 
April 23-30. 
Thursday — Fair. Monday — Fair. 

Friday— Fair. Tuesday — Fair. 

Saturday — Fair. Wednesday — Fair, 

Average temperature— 70*. 



Although we had a week of fair weather for 
the picture work, the days hava not always 
been long ones, aa several mornings have been 
useless owing to a dense fogs Thta fog 1s an 
unusual condition here and gives a moat dis- 
couraging aspect Just when the start should be 
made. Generally It lifts suddenly, giving way 
to brilliant sunshine about ten or eleven 
o'clock. 



I have been spending a few days at Santa 
Catallna Island. As I arrived, a film com- 
pany was leaving and while there I aaw an- 
other company working way up on the old 
aheep trail. The Island presents a splendid 
and different field for pictures. 



The Keystone Company left here for Mexico. 
It expects to be away some weeks. 



C. O. Baumann and Addle Keasel are ex- 
pected any moment Fred Mace Is also re- 
turning on the same train. 



I have heard of Frank Woods' resignation 
from Universal. 



Wilfred Lucas, also out of Unlvereal. is aa- 
slntlng in the production of a big three-reel 
subject for Pat Powers. 



Dell Henderson (Btograph) pnt over a good 
comedy last week, which, among other things, 
required a bathing scene. The girls who did 
the diving end swimming declsre It was be- 
low freezing point In the Pacific Ocean that 
day. 



Another scoop waa looked for this week as 
it became known that Eddie Foy and hla Seven 
were approached on the subject of film work. 
I don't know how the kids took It but Papa 
Foy fought shy. Tou can imagine bow tempt- 
ing the "figures" submitted must have been. 



A "smoker" Is scheduled for the Pbotoplay- 
ers, hut I hear nothing as yet of that Field 
Day. (And how about another Ladles Night) 

Kathlyn Williams (8ellg) bought a farm 
here and declares when the picture erase Is 
over she will settle down and be a farmer's 
wife. 



Charlie Murray (Olograph) is also falling 
in love with California and says he'd like to 
live here always. Mr. Murray's charming wife 
is very popular among their associates here. 

Blanche Sweet (Blograph) is resting prep- 
aratory to a big picture Mr. Griffith Is about 
to produce. 



Mabel Normand (Keystone) Is off to Frisco 
on a abort vacation, although I don't Imagine 
she will rest much. LADY BUO. 



GUNMEN IN PICTURES. 

Jack Rose, Sam Schepps and Har- 
ry Vallon, whose testimony in the 
Herman Rosenthal vs. Becker-gunmen 
resulted in their being; set free and the 
defendants being sentenced to death, 
have been posing before the picture 
camera, playing principal roles in a 
special gunman-underworld film which 
the Pilot Co. is getting out to be called 
"The Wages of Sin." The Rosenthal 
murder is said to be responsible for 
the Pilot special. 



Oscar Eagle, principal producer of the Sell* 
forces, has been taking treatment at West 
Baden. Ind., for his nerves. 



Co 



Adele Lane Is still with- the Sellg Western 



Leo Maloney Is with the directing forces of 
the Universal. He was formerly with Bison. 

Romalne Fielding, making pictures for the 
Luhln Co. in the south, is now a deputy 
sheriff on the border line. 



R. F. Out^ault. the cartoonist, recently posed 
before an Essanay camera. 



J. Stewart Tflackton, an official of the Vlta- 
Kraph Co.. now on a sketching tour of Italy. 
Is due home May .70. 



Ford Sterling Is chief funmaker of the Key- 
name Co. through Fred Mace's departure from 
that company. 



Worthv Butts, of the Morgan Lltho. Co. has 
landed the Universal on a two years' con- 
trart. The minimum of weekly sheets will 
be 00.000. Butts IS now smoking long cigars. 

After the 8*11* Co. turned loose Charles 
Hnvfs "A Midnight Bell." It turned Its at- 
tention to other of the Hovt comedies. Bell* 
will fenture the Hoyt releases with special 
srenlc surroundings. 



T>. Ropers Lvtton (Vlta^rnph) Is doing some 
photoplay directing for that concern. 



Mrs. Kate Price (Vltagrnoh) Is In mourn- 
Iner. Her hu«nand. J. Ludwl* Prlre, expired 
^ii'Menlv April In a Brooklyn hospital. Mr. 
.ind Mrs. Price were in vaudeville twenty 
years ago. 



Pauline Push (American) is back after a 
prolonged Illness in a Pacific Coast hospital. 

The Central West Playwrights' dinner takes 
place June 28 in Cleveland. 



Charles Slm^ne is now general manager of 
the Centaur Film Co. 



POP IN MET. O. H. STARTS. 

Philadelphia, May 7. 

The Metropolitan Opera House was 
opened with pop vaudeville at 10-15-25 
last night by Marcus Loew and F. G. 
Nixon-Nirdlinger and popular price 
vaudeville was given its greatest uplift 
in this city. The house which has a 
seating capacity of 3,482, including the 
boxes which seat close to 500, held a 
capacity audience which included a 
noteworthy gathering of society and 
theatrical folk. 

Many of the private boxes were oc- 
cupied by the subscribers whose pat- 
ronage has given this city the highest 
class of opera. E. T. Stotesbury, mul- 
ti-millionaire, president of the Metro- 
politan Opera Company and many of 
the directors who only yesterday 
signed an agreement to resume grand 
opera in the house next season, were 
present and Philadelphia society was 
liberally represented. 

The opening was held without any 
extra display or ceremony. There 
were no flowers or speeches, but Mar- 
cus Loew furnished a couple of "sur- 
prise" acts whose appearance lent class 
and quality to the entertainment. Car- 
ter De Haven did his flirtation num- 
ber and Weber and Fields were coaxed 
from a stage box for their famous 
"love scene," both numbers being 
greeted with the warmest approval. 

The theatrical contingent included 
almost everyone connected with the 
business in this city. Everyone stood 
up while the 16-piece orchestra under 
the direction of Richard Schmidt 
played "The Star Spangled Banner." 

A big delegation came from New 
York on a special train, as the guests 
of Marcus Loew. 

The house will play "split" bills and 
the show for the first half went over 
in great shape. The bill included Four 
Konerz Brothers, Freeman and Dun- 
ham, Roland West's sketch "When 
Women Rule," Donohue and Stewart, 
"The Girls from the Follies," Joseph K. 
Watson and Happy Hearn's Wheel- 
men, with a moving picture opening 
and closing. Laughs came readily, the 
talking acts going over much better 
than was expected. 

With the theatrical contingent so 
well represented there was a notice- 
able lack of criticism, probably for 
the reason that there was little room 
for it. The wise ones were there to 
look the place over and try to get a 
line on what might happen, but every- 
one seemed to join in the conclusion 
that it was a great affair, that "pop" 
vaudeville had been given a big boost 
and that the house would do business. 

There were numerous reports con- 
cerning the arrangements reached be- 
tween Loew-Nixon-Nirdlinger and the 
Grand Opera people who retain the 
right to present opera in the Metro- 
politan 50 performances between Nov. 
1 and March 1, which means that sev- 
eral nights each week in that period 
must be given up to opera. Just how 
this will operate against vaudeville, or 
the presentation of vaudeville will op- 
erate against grand opera is a much 
discussed question. Eugene Myers 
will represent Loew and George Regar 
and Thomas M. Dougherty will act for 
Nixon-Nirdlinger. George Russell is 
stage manager and Kelly (formerly 
vith Keith's) is "Props." 



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VARIETY 



15 



ITLORENCE REED LEA VINO STOCK 

Lot Angeles, May 7. 
The Morosco theatre stock company 
will lose its leading woman, Florence 
Reed, May 31. Miss Reed is going di- 
rect to New York for a slight opera- 
tion, it is said. The selection of a new 
lead to replace her has not yet been 
made. 



ALICE BRADY LEADING. 

Comstock & Gest will inaugurate 
their season of summer stock at the 
Manhattan, commencing May 19. The 
opening piece will be "Alias Jimmy 
Valentine." Up to Wednesday no defi- 
nite engagements for the company had 
been consummated other than Alice 
Brady for the lead, and Joseph Byron 
Totten for stage director and light 
comedian. 






. 



STOCK IN CROWN. 

Chicago, May 7. 
The Crown, to have gone into vaude- 
ville for Jones, Linick & Schaeffer May 
19, has been called off until the fall. 
The house will play a stock policy 
over the summer. 






TRYING AGAIN. 

LaFayette, Ind., May 7. 

LaFayette is to have another perma- 
nent stock company. In other years 
attempts to make summer stock pay 
foozled out. 

Monday night the LaRue Associate 
Players opened at the Dryfus in "The 
Woman in the Case," with the princi- 
pal roles played by Grace Grenier, Miss 
Fox, Mr. Hollinger and Mr. Boyle. 



BLAHEY'S LATEST. 

Charles £. Blaney inaugurated a new 
policy at the Metropolis Monday night 
when he planted a company at the for- 
mer stock house of Cecil Spooner, 
which gave the first of a series of mel- 
odramatic stock pieces, the opener be- 
ing "The Curse of Drink." 

The company is headed by George 
DeGlenn and Nellie Kennedy with 
James Gary in charge of the stage di- 
rection. 



ACCUSED OF DESERTION. 

Chicago, May 7. 
Walter Van Dyke of the Van Dyke 
Eaton stock company was placed under 
arrest Saturday as he was rehearsing 
to open at the Casino theatre on the 
North Side. Mrs. Birdie Van Dyke, 
his wife, accuses him of deserting her, 
hence the action. 



POP PRICE MUSICAL COMEDY. 

A musical comedy stock feature is 
being tried out by Managers Martin- 
son and Niburis at the LaFayette 
Theatre (7th avenue and 131st street) 
a^d a musical farce entitled "S. S. 
Hotel" was presented by J.-A^ Shipp 
and the LaFayette Players last week. 
Prices are 5-10-15 and 25c. 



DIDN'T GET OVER. 

Lynchburg, Va., May 7. 
Jane Courtney, a former leading 
Woman for Corse Payton, came here 
with her own company and tried a 
stock policy at the Trenton for four 
weeks. The proposition didn't materi- 
alize and the house has resumed its 
former stock policy. 



STOCK 



KEITH'S PORTLAND CO. 

Portland, Me., May 7. 

B. F. Keith's Hippodrome, now play- 
ing vaudeville, takes up its summer 
stock policy June 2 with a company 
headed by Sidney Toler and Violet 
Heming. Other players will be Frank 
Riecher, stage director; Blanche 
Fredrici, Tom Barry, Charles Howson, 
Frederick Pinkham, Larry Eddinger, 
Mr. Gebhardt, Doris Woolridge and 
Miss Barney Hay. 

Gray & McDonough of Lewiston 
have leased the Cape theatre, hereto- 
fore devoted to dramatic and musical 
stock. It assumes a pop vaudeville 
policy June 23. F. V. Phelan was the 
former house manager. 



EMPRESS GETS STOCK. 

Vancouver, B. C, May 7. 

Stock is to be planted in the Em- 
press here beginning July 14, when the 
Del S. Lawrence company moves from 
the Avenue. Lawrence and J. M. San- 
dusky have taken a ten years' lease on 
the Empress, and the present manager 
leaves there June 27. 

John Cort, Sullivan-Considine and 
Klaw & Erlanger made bids for the 
house. George W. Beattie will manage 
the theatre for the Lawrence Company. 



MUSICAL TABLOIDS. 

Lynchburg, Va., May 7. 

The Academy, which has been hous- 
ing traveling combinations, is starting 
a new regime. The Allen-McKenna 
musical tabloid company opened Mon- 
day, playing three shows a day at pop 
prices. 

Charles Kenick has the house to try 
independent tabloid shows. 



RAISING FUNDS FOR SUPPORT. 

Pittsfield, Mass., May 7. 

The Pittsfield press and public are 
rallying to the support of the Colonial 
Theatre stock, where the William 
Parke company is facing a financial 
crisis. 

The First Nighters Club has been 
formed and nearly $2,000 has been 
raised for the maintenance of the Co- 
lonial Players. 



TOURING CANADA. 

London, Ont., May 7. 
The Stanley Stock was organized this 
week in the Betts-Fowler agency, New 
York. It opens a four weeks' engage- 
ment here May 19. The Stanley man- 
agement plans to follow with four 
weeks in Hamilton and another month 
in Toronto. 



ANOTHER IN PATERSON. 

Paterson, N. J., May 7. 

Another stock company is coming to 
town. Beginning at the Empire next 
Monday the Zabriskey-Siller company 
opens an expected summer engage- 
ment. 

The leads will be Willard Black- 
more and Carol Arden. Roland Ed- 
wards, stage director; Frances Mc- 
Grath, Helen House Young, signed 
through the Paul Scott office. 



NEW PLAYS IN STOCK. 

Chicago, May 7. 

Albert Phillips and Leila Shaw, two 
favorite stock players of the South 
Side, will open in stock at the Na- 
tional for a summer run May 25. 

They will offer "The Grey Hawk," 
a new play by Edward E. Rose. The 
second bill will be "The Cost of Liv- 
ing," a new play by William Anthony 
McGuire. 

T. C. Gleason will organize a stock 
company to play the Crown for the 
summer, which recently came into the 
hands of Jones, Linick & Schaeffer, who 
will open the house in vaudeville next 
fall. 



PAYTON'S CO. AT THE BEACH. 

The Brighton theatre at Brighton 
Beach expects to have Corse Payton 
and his stock company appear there 
for a few weeks over the summer as 
a number in the vaudeville programs. 

Mr. Payton intends opening the com- 
pany at the Park, New York, May 19. 
It will be well toward the centre of the 
heated spell before the Beach reaches 
for him. 

Newark, May 7. 

The Payton Musical Comedy Co. 
inaugurates its proposed summer run 
of musical stock next Monday when 
"The Circus Girl" will be the opening 
bill at the Newark Theatre. 

The company includes Wilfred 
Young, Stella Tracey, Lawrence 
Knapp, Fred Frear,Ethel Russell, Ward 
De Wolf, Harrison Garrett, Herbert 
Broske, Henrietta Lee, Charles Mor- 
rison and Lucille Gardner. 



ELMIRA'S 14TH YEAR MAY 26. 

Rorick's Glen Park, Elmira, N. Y., 
opens its fourteenth season Monday, 
May 26, with "The Mayor of Tokio," 
to be followed by "Marcelle" and the 
usual 15 weeks of opera and musical 
comedy. 

The company of 35 this season will 
include: Margaret Richey, prima 
donna; Edna Bates, second soprano; 
Grace Ellsworth, contralto; Lillian Lud- 
low, soubrette; Henry Coote, tenor; 
Walter Greene, baritone; Arthur Hull, 
basso; Walter Catlett, comedian; Eddie 
Morris, second comedy; Nace Bonville, 
stage director; George Lyding, musical 
director; William Clements, master 
mechanic. 



FULL BONSTELLE COMPANY. 

Toronto, May 7. 

The Jessie Bonstelle Company will 
open its regular summer season of 
stock at Shea's here next Monday with 
Blanche Bates' former vehicle, "No- 
body's Widow," as the opener. 

Bertram Harrison is managing the 
company. The players include Kath- 
leen MacDowell, Edward H. Robins, 
leads; Fuller Mellish, Edward C. 
Woodruff, Hugh Dillman, Robert 
Ames, Earl Mitchell, Edward Morris- 
scy and Galwcy Herbert, stape direc- 
tors; Jane Wheatley, Helen Beaumont, 
Fay Cusickard and Vera Mellish. 



STOCK IN OLYMPIC. 

The Olympic (14th street), long the 
home of Eastern Wheel burlesque, 
adopts a new policy Monday, when 
Dave Kraus will install melodramatic 
stock there for a summer run, provid- 
ing the dimes roll in fast enough. 

"The Bowery After Dark" will be 
the opener, with "A Chinatown Mys- 
tery" as the probable second week's 
bill. The prices will be 10-20-30. The 
leads will be Alfred Britton and Clau- 
dia Lucas, with Harry Fields, principal 
comedian, and Arline Bennett, ingenue. 
The players were signed through the 
Paul Scott agency. 

William Fox's stock company is at 
the Academy of Music, next door to 
the Olympic. 



CHANGING IN UTICA. 

Utica, May 7. 
The Wilmer & Vincent stock com- 
pany is making a change of leading 
women, Mary Alden, who hat been 
here since the opening, quitting the or- 
ganization this week. 

Norfolk, May 7. 
The Colonial, running stock under 
the direction of Wilmer & Vincent, is 
showing an increase in business. This 
is its third week. Lester Howard of 
New York was signed as principal com- 
edian this week. 



LYCEUM, BAN DIEGO, HAS IT. 

San Diego, Cal., May 7. 
Stock was inaugurated at the new 
Lyceum May 5, with Raymond Whita- 
ker and Felice Davice leads; Ed. Clis- 
bee, stage director, and Edward H. Do- 
well, manager. 



STOCK AT POWER'S. 

Chicago, May 7. 
It is reported the stock company 
rumored for Power's this summer will 
be installed immediately upon the de- 
parture of "The Money Moon/ 



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CARRIE GRAHAM ASKS RELEASE. 

Chicago, May 7. 
Carrie Graham, playing with a local 
stock company, has filed suit for di- 
vorce from Edward C. Ruttenberg, a 
theatrical promoter. Attorney Edward 
J. Ader is representing the defendant. 



CAL SMITH CO. STOPS. 

Allentown, Pa., May 7. 
The Cal Smith stock company, here 
since last Labor Day, closed its season 
last Saturday night. 



DIDN'T STAY LONG. 

Jamestown, N. Y., May 7. 
Richard St. Brain has left the cast 
of the Home stock company. He came 
here last week to join, but collapsed 
during the show and was unable to 
finish the third act of "The House of a 
Thousand Candles." Another heavy 
man has been engaged. 



RUNNING TWO PARKS. 

Roanoke, Va., May 7. 
Ernest Latimore, who has been oper- 
ating the Imperial here at popular 
prices with a stock, will devote his time 
to summer enterprises. He will run 
two park shows, one at Jefferson Far! 
here and the other at Rivcrmo'it Park, 
Lynchburg, each openim- M-iv Jc>. 



16 



VARIETY 



BILLS NEXT WEEK ( May 12) 

In Vaudeville Theatres, Playing Three or Less Shows Daily 

(All houses open fur the week with Monday matinee, when not otherwise Indicated.) 

Theatres listed as "Orpheuin" without any further distinguishing description are on 
th»i Orpheuin circuit. Theatres with "S-C" following name (usually "Empress") are on the 

Sulllvan-Oonnldlne Circuit.) 

Agencies booking the houses an> denoted by single name or initials, such as "Orph," 
Orpheum Circuit— "O. B. O.." United Hooking Offices — "W. V. A.." Western Vaudeville 
Managers' AsHoclutlon (Chicago) — "S-(\" Sullivan-Consldlne Circuit — "P," Pantages Circuit — 
"Loew," Marcus Lotw Circuit — "inter," Interstate Circuit (booking through W. V. A.) — 
"M." James C. Matthews ( Chicago)— "Hod," Chas. E. Hodkins (Chicago) — "Craw." O. T. 
Crawford (St. Louis)— "N-N." F. Nlxon-Nlrdllnger (Philadelphia). "BL," Bert Levey (San 
Francisco). 



New York 

COLONIAL (ubo) 
Bessie Clayton Co 
Bailie Fisher 
•The Purple Lady" 
Chris Richards 
Melville A Hlgglna 
"Diamond Dinner" 
Brlce A Oonne 
Bertlih 

Apdales Animals 
(Others to fill) 

ALHAMBRA (ubo) 
"Song Birds" 
Chick Sales 
Flanagan A Edwards 
Mr A Mrs Q Crane 
Julius Tannen 
Charlotte Ravenscroft 
John A Mae Burke 
De Lasso Troupe 
Hatbaway's Monks 
BRONX (ubo) 
Elinors A Williams 
Cross A Josephine 
Galloway Kaufman Co 
Bert Melrose 
Lyons A Yosoo 
American Dancers 
Rosalrea 
Gardner A Revere 

HAMMERSTEIN'S 

(ubo) 

Martin Brown A Rose 

Dolly 
Kenneth Douglass 

Lome Maclaine 
Jack Norworth Co 
Sam A Kitty Morton 
Valerie Bergere Co 
Stuart Barnes 
Travllla Bros A Seal 
Farrell-Taylor Trio 
Rube Dickinson 
4 Entertainers 
Farber Girls 
Rice A North 
The Notions 
Robert Elllls 

6TH AVE. (ubo) 
Wm Thompson Co 
"In 1900" 
Rube Goldberg 
Tom Davles Irlo 
Slivers 

Leltxel A Jeanette 
Devlne A Williams 
Four Bards 
Benn Linn 
Irving Goslar 
Ray Kenton A Lads 

UNION SQ. (ubo) 
Lai la Selblnl Co 
Julia Nash 
Smith Cook A B 
Adler A Arllne 
Bob Flnley A Sis 
Hugoston A Brummer 
(Others to fill) 

PROCTORS 23D 
"Suffragette Jury" 
Capltola 

Mr A Mrs Thomas 
Byron A Lynch 
Harry Thriller 
Billy Barron 
Ward Barton 

PROCTORS 58TH 
"Delicatessen Shop" 
"In Loop Hole" 
Murphy A Coleman 
Rambler Sisters 
Sidney Deane 
Muner A Muller 

PROCTORS 125TH 
Fields A Lewis 
Tomsom Family 
Hickman A WellB 
Jack Corelll Co 
Helen Primrose 
Jack Van Epps 
De Estelle Sisters 

AMERICAN (loew) 
La Vollta A Stone 
3 Emersons 
Leo Beers 
Uaylord A Herron 
Zlmmer A Mitchell 
Wm Lampe Co 
"In Chinatown" 
Landry Bros 
(One to fill) 

2d half. 
The Valdos 
Helen Van Buren 
Harry Brooks Co 
Frederick & Charles 
Klernan, Walter & K 
"In Chinatown" 



Lena Pantzer 
(Two to till) 

LINCOLN (loew) 
Babe Smith 
Ed A Jack Smith 
Watson A Flynn 
Harry Brooks Co 
Klass A Bernle 
The Hassmans 

2d half 
Edwards A Thomas 
Byal A Early 
Lu Roy A Harvey 
Harry Rose 
Adelaide Herman 
(One to fill) 

GREELEY (loew) 
Geo Leonard Co 
Rouble Slmms 
Walter Lawrence Co 
Lew Wells 
Lena Pantzer 
(Three to fill) 

2d half 
Lawton 

Leonard A Louie 
Clyde Veaux Co 
Nina Payne 
"Houseboat Party" 
Honey Johnson 
Rossler'a Dogs 
(One to fill) 

NATIONAL (loew) 
De Lisle 
Whipple A Garis 
Nina Payne 
"Houseboat Party" 
Tom Mahoney 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Nestor A Delberg 
Clifton A Boyce 
Jim Reynolds 
•The* Pardon" 
Cohen A Young 
(Two to fill) 

7TH AVE (loew) 
Edwards A Thomas 
Byal A Early 
Maurice Freeman Co 
Jos K Watson 
Chapman A Barube 
(One to nil) 

2d half) 
Ed A Jack Smith 
Zlmmer A Mitchell 
Rouble Slmms 
Walter N Lawrence Co 
Klass A Bernle 
The Hassmans 
MT. MORRIS (loew) 
Helen Van Buren 
Clyde Veaux Co 
Sam Ash 
The Saheras 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
Gene A Arthur 
Glenn Ellison 
Carter A Waters 
Dorothy De Schelle Co 
Leona Guerney 
Staine's Circus 

YORKV1LLE (loew) 
Leona Gurney 
Staine's Circus 
Ryan A Richfield 
Frederick A Charles 
RoBaire A Prevost 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Geo A Lily Garden 
De Lisle 
Mack A Mayne 
Ryan A Richfield 
Leo Beers 
Barton A Lovcra 

AVENUE B (loew) 
Jim Reynolds 
Donahue & Stuart 
Francis Ford 
Dorothy De Schelle Co 
llurkbardt A White 
Barton fc Lovera 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Richards A Grover 
"When Women Rule" 
Rita Gould 
Fields A Coco 
(Three to fill) 

DELANCEY (loew) 
Bartholomew 
Gene A Arthur 
The Valdos 
Louise Mayo 
The Pardon" 
Cohen A Young 
Alpha Troupe 
(One to fill) 



2d half 
Gaylord A Herron 
Bernard A Lloyd 
Maurice Freeman Co 
Mabel McDonald 
The Havelocks 
(Three to fill) 

GRAND (loew) 
Owen Wright 
Valmore A Collins 
Howard Truesdell Co 
Glenn Ellison 
Darcy A Williams 
Whiteside A Picks 

2d half 
The Salemderos 
O'Neill Trio 
"The Old Timer" 
Rlalto 

Mary Keogh 
Salla Bros 

PLAZA (loew) 
Great D' Amour 
The Old Timer" 
Hills A Wilson 
Edwards Bros 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Haywood Sisters 
Reed-St John Trio 
La France A McNabb 
Chas Deland Co 
(One to fill) 



ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Valeska Suratt Co 
Vlnie Daly 
Bernard A Anger 
Robbie Gordone 
Hunting A Francis 
McConnell A Simpson 
Dingle A Esmeraldes 
McRae A Clegg 
Swor A Mack 

BUSHW1CK (ubo) 
D'Armond A Carter 
Avon Comedy 4 
Ethel Green 
Caesar Rlvoli Co 
Jack Kennedy Co 
McKay A Cantwell 
Wm Weston Co 
"Vision D'Art" 
Phlna A Co 
Rayno's Dogs 
Conroy's Models 
LaVier 

FULTON (loew) 
Leonard A Louie 
Le Roy A Harvey 
"Maid of Nlcobar" 
Nestor A Delberg 
Rossler's Dogs 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
"Garden of Song" 
Donahue A 8tuart 
Wm Lampe Co 
Lew Wells 
Alpha Troupe 
(One to fill) 

SHUBERT (loew) 
"Garden of Song" 
Mack A Mayne 
Clifton A Boyce 
Honey Johnson 
Adelaide Herman 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Babe Smith 
Dare Austin Co 
Francis Ford 
"Girls from Follies" 
Tom Mahoney 
Rosaire A Prevost 
(One to fill) 

BIJOU (loew) 
Gold A Lawrence 
"When Women Rule" 
Richards A Grover 
"Girls from Follies" 
Geo Armstrong 
Fields A Coco 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Gwynn A Oossett 
Bartholomew 
Lottie Williams 
Louise Mayo 
Dollar Troupe 
(Two to fill) 

LIBERTY (loew) 
Mary Keogh 
Reed St John Trio 
Klein Bros 
Salla Bros 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Mario A Trevette 
Princeton A Yale 



Spiegel A Dunne 

Sylvia 

(One to fill) 

COLUMBIA (loew) 
8ylvla 

Mario A Trevette 
Helen Page Co 
Spiegel A Dunne 
The Salamderos 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Great D'Amour 
"Behind Footlights" 
Darcy A Williams 
(Three to fill) 

Altooaa, Pa. 

(wva) 
Gene A Kathryn King 
Dlo's Circus 

2d half 
Joe Cook 
McCormlck A Wallace 

Atlantic City 

SAVOY (ubo) 
Ergottl's Lilliputians 
Franklyn Ardell Co. 
Kelly A Pollock 
Dorsh A Russell 
Mary Elisabeth 
Miller A Mack 
Pero A Wilson 



VICTORIA (n-n) 
2 Franks 
Rita Marshan Co. 
Remington A Co. 
Perry's Minstrels 
Fitch Cooper 
Monkey Cabaret 

Bay City, Mica. 

BIJOU (wva) 
Carl Flfner 
Hillman A Roberts 
Shaw A Packard 
Nichols Sisters 
Frawley A Hunt 

BelTlelere, III. 

MAJESTIC (m) 
Vincent A Raymond 
Ned Melroy 

2d half 
Helen Gannon 
Nelusco A Levlna 

BllUaaa, Moat. 

(sc) 
(14-15) 
(Same bill as Mile 
City this issue.) 



ORPHEUM (loew) 
Root A White 
Albert Trio 
Molly Wood Stanford 
Walsh-Lynch Co 
Inglls A Redding 
Krags Trio 
(2 to fill) 

2d half 
Tops, Topsy A Spot 
Harry Oibbs Co 
Chas Glbbs 
"Girly Girls" 
Bell Boy Trio 
Grey A Peters 
(2 to fill) 

ST. JAMES (loew) 
Tops, Topsv A Spot 
Harry Glbbs Co 
Charles Glbbs 
"Girly Girls" 
Bell Boy Trio 
Grey A Peters 
2d half 
Root A White 
Molly Wood Stanford 
Albert Trio 
Walsh-Lynch Co 
Inglls A Redding 
Krags Trio 

Broektoa, Maaa. 

CITY (loew) 
Jones A Grant 
Danny Simmons 
Edmond Stanley Co 

2d half 
Helen Wood 
Parlso 
Ahearn Troupe 

Buffalo 

SHEA'S (ubo) 
Lillian Russell 
Ben Welch 
Will A Kemp 
Minnie Allen 
3 Stanleys 
(Others to fill) 



Batto 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Wilton A Merrick 
Elliott A West 
Hugh Herbert 
Dolly A Maek 
Thompson's Horses 

Calaranr, Can, 

EMPIRE (m) 
(Open Thure. Mat.) 
Youngblood Sextette 
Adair A Hiekey 
Those Four Kids 
Vinton A Dog 
Chas Kenna 
Harry Fisher Co 

Chaaanalan. m. 

WALKER O. H. 
(wva) 
DeWltt Young A 81s 
Harry Lauber 
Godfrey A Henderson 
The Langdons 
2d half 
Dlo's Circus 
Piitsknow A Blanoh- 

ard 
Majestic Musical 4 
(1 to nil) 

Cheater, Pa. 

WASHBURN (n-n) 
Thermos Artlkes 
Perry A Elliott 
Pork Chop Bvers 
Hickman Bros 
2d halt 
Sunetro 

Bruce Duffett Co 
Marie Laurent 
Adam Schaffer Co 



Gannon A Tracy 
The LeVolola 



MAJESTIC (orph) 
Jack Barrymore Co 
Stone A Kallas 
Morton A Glass 
Lambertl 
The MoOreeveys 
Billy Rogers 

4 Cllftons 

Jere A Delaney 
PALACE 
Rock A Fulton 

5 Miller Kent Co 
Wills Holt Wakefield 
"September Morn" 
Conlln Steele Co 
Lawrence Johnston 

6 Mowatts 

W1LLARD 
Clarice Vance 
The Napaneea 
Boudlni Bros 
Natali A Ferarl 
"Visions D'Art" 
2d half 
Clarice Vance 
Edwlna Barry Co 
Nick's Skaters 
Lewis A Barton 
Alta Dumont 4 
WILSON 
Gene Green 
Edwlna Barry Co 
Nick's Skaters 
Lewis A Barton 
Alta Dumont 4 
2d half 
Gene Green 
The Napaneea 
Boudinl Bros 
Natali A Ferarl 
"Visions D'Art" 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Halsted St. 

(Open Sun. Mat) 
Harry Leander 
Hal Merritt 
Roberts Hayes A R 
Grace Cameron 
Lozano Troupe 



KEITH'S (ubo) 
Truly Shattuck 
Albert Von Tllier 
Ethel McDonough 
Equlll Bros 
Ben Deely Co 
Hopkins Aztelle Co 
Frank Rae Co 
Merrill A Otto 
(3 to fill) 

CHESTER PARK (m) 
Swain's Animals 
Sheahan A Frederic 

Sis 
Eileen Sheridan 
Lew Fltsglbbons 
Lester Bros 

Cleveland 

DUCHESS (sc) 
Lelands 
Mae Francis 
Walker A 111 
Evans A Vldocq 
Molasso Co 

Celoraaa Springs 

(sc) 
(16-17) 
(Same bill as at 
Pueblo this issue.) 

Dallaa 

MAJESTIC (Inter) 
Amelia Bingham Co 
Will Rogers 
Howard A Snow 



EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun. Mat.) 
Knapp A Cornalla 
Hilda Glyder 
Phllippino 4 
Nat Cut Co 
Walter Galvin 
Alber's Bears 



BROADWAY (sc) 
(Open Sun. Mat.) 

Lew Palmore 

Bernard A Scarth 

Chaa Bowser 

Lucianna Lucca 

Max'a Circus 

TEMPLE (ubo) 

Volant 

John B Hazsard 

Madden A Fitspatrlck 

The Rials 

Work A Play 

Marie Fenton 

Milton A DeLong Sis 

The Kratons 

EAsnoatoa, Alta. 

PANTAGES (m) 
Allsky's Hawallans 
"Police Inspector" 
Coogan A Cox 
Belle Oliver 
Florens Trio 



NEW GRAND (wva) 

Joe Cooki 

Mat A Weiss 

Fray Twins 

Parlllo A Frahrlto • 

The Mozarts 

2d half 
BUI Dooley 
Becker A Adams 
Frank North Co 
Sam Hood 
4 Regala 

Pall River. Maaa. 

ACADEMY 
(loew) 
Gwynn A Oossett 
Rita Gould 
GPIendale Troupe 
(1 to fill) 

2d half 
Whipple A Garis 
Sam 1 Ash 
Robert H Hodge Co 
(1 to fill) 

FHat, Mlea. 

BIJOU (wva) 
Tabor A Breene 
Santuccl 
Jos Hughes Co 
Russell A Church 
Odlva 

Ft. Wayne, la*. 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun. Mat.) 

4 Readings 

Manning A Ford 

Sager MIdgeley Co 

Mort Sharp 

"Dorothy's Playmates" 

Gran* Raplela, Mlea 
ORPHEUM (wva) 

The Burgina 

Wood's Animals 

(2 to fill) 
COLUMBIA (wva) 

Robert A Vera 

Weston A Leon 

Klein Abe A N 

John Neff 

Catherine Countess Co 

Morris A Allen 

Ben Beyer Co *~ 
Hobokea, N. J. 
LYRIC (loew) 

Princeton A Yale 

"Behind the Foot- 
lights" 

O'Neill Trio 

Roland Travers Co 

(1 to All) 

2d half 

Owen Wright 

Salda Winston Duo 

Geo Leonard Co 

Hills A Wilson 

Dennis Bros 

Jacksonville 

ORPHEUM 
(Inter) 
"Trip To Joyvllle" 

(tab) 
Duval 
"Pinafore Kids" (tab) 

Kalaamaaoo 

MAJE8TIC (wva) 
Ross Kids 
Valeria Sis 
Gordon Highlanders 
(2 to fill) 

Kaaaaa City. 

4 EMPRESS (sc) 

(Open Sun. Mat.) 
The Clelrs 
Mamie Fleming 
Sailor Boy 4 
Morrlsey A Hanlon 
Lawrence Crane 
Loja Troupe 



FAMILY (wva) 
"Cow A Moon" 
2d half 
"Stub Cinderella" 
Lanalnsj, Mlea. 
BIJOU (wva) 
Qulnlan A Richards 
Roach A McCurdy 
Mabel Harper 
Deaves' Manikins 
(1 to SID- 



EMPRESS (so) 
(Open Sun. Mat.) 

Clalrmont Bros 

Pla Trio 

Valentine Fox 

La Vine Cimaron Trio 

Marie Russell 

"My Lady's Fan" 
PANTAGES (m) 

La Graclosa 

Devil, Servant A Man 

Diamond A Beatrice 

Donlta A Co 

Grimm A Elliott 

Risal A Atlma 

Mllea City, Meat. 

(sc) 
(12-18) 
Emma Francis Co 
Hlbbert A Kennedy 
Porter J White Co 
Plsano A Bingham 
"Models de Luxe" 



EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun. Mat.) 

Beth Stone 8 

Harry Antrim 

Whipple Houston Co 

Matt Keene 

"Girl In Vase" 



UNIQUB (sc) 
(Open Sun. Mat.) 
8avoys 

Golden A Weat 
Geo Richards 
Sampson A Douglas 
Colonial Cavaliers 

Newark 

PROCTOR'S (ubo) 
"Marty Hogan's Win" 
Crane A Mackle 
Splasel Bros 
Brown Bros 
Al Leonhardt 
Artistic Trio 
Verdln A Dunlap 
Wm Wilson Co 
(Others to fill) 

Newfearsjfc. If. T. 

OPERA HOUSE 
(loew) 
Lawton 

Arthur Whltelaw 
Carter A Waters 
Hurst Watts A H 
(1 to fill) 

2d half 
Gold A Lawrence 
Geo Armstrong 
Helen Page Co 
Watson A Flynn 
The SaHeras 

New Orleans 

HIPPODROME 
Wiles A Nelson 
Carbone A Carbone 
Podesco A Podesco 
Thompson A Carter 
Uncle Joah 
Melville Rogers Co 
Harrison A Flsk 
New Reckelle, N. Y. 

(loew) 
Georgia Blossoms 
Dennis Bros 
(1 to fill) 

2d half 
La Vollta A Stone 
Jos K Watson 
"Maid of Nlcobar" 

OaklaaA. Cat 

PANTAGES (m) 
(Open Sun. Mat) 
Laurie Ordway 
Don Carlos Manikins 
Walter Perclval Co 
Forrester A Lloyd 
Neapolitan Trio 
Gervo Duo 

Philadelphia 
OPERA HOUSE 
(loew) 
The Havelocks 
Brown Adams A F 
Klernan Walters A K 
Anderson A Golnes 
Lottie Williams Co 
Monarch Comedy 4 
Dollar Troupe 

2d half 
Landry Bros 
Melnotte Twins 
Georgia Blossoms 
Hurst Watts A H 
"Help Wanted" 
Arthur Whltelaw 
3 Emersons 



KEITH'S (ubo) 
Klttjr Gordon 
W C Fields 
Milton Pollock Co 
Henry A Francis 
Herman Timberg 
Manning Moore A 

O'R 
Berg Bros 
SUfens 
Zertho's Dogs 

WILLIAM PENN 
(Ubo) 
Gallagher A Fields 
Berlin Madcaps 
Madge Maitland 
Melodious Chaps 
John T Murray 
Ernie A Ernie 

NIXON (n-n) 
Dancing Kennedys 
Red way A Lawrence 
Cowboy Minstrels 
"His Nerve" 
Clark A MoCullougb 
"Earl A Girl" 

PEOPLE'S (n-n) 
Sunetro A Co 
Adam Schaffer Co 
Bruce Duffett Co 
Dumonts 
Marie Laurent 
Karno Co 

2d half 
Braager Bros 
Pork Chop Bvers 
Laurel Girls 
Tannean A Claiton 
Karno Co 
(1 to fill) 

PertlaaA, Ore. 
ORPHBUM 
Gus Edwards Co 
Kramer A Morton 
Wm H Lytell Co 
Ben Linn 
General Plaano 
Lea Alvareae 

BMPRBS8 (sc) 
Leigh A La Grace 
Jere Sanford 
Waterbury Bros A T 
Hayden Stevenson Co 
"Marguerite" 
Fanton's Athletes 

PANTAGES (m) 
Shaw's Circus 
Ed Morrell 
June Roberts Co 
Serenade Trio 
Reeves A Werner 
Carl A Lil Mueller 

Paeele. Cele. 

(sc) 
(12-14) 
McConnell A Austin 
8tone A Wander 
Rita Redfleld 
Halllday A Carlln 
Moore A Young 
Romany Opera Co 
Roekfer*. IIL 
ORPHBUM (wva) 
8 Hedders 
Petite 81a 
Alfred La Tell Co 
Dale A Boyle 
Grade Bmmett Co 

2d half 
American Troubadourt 
Eva Prout 
Dugan A Raymond 
Musical Conservatory 
(1 to fill) 



Paeraaeeate 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun. Mat.) 
Black A Wnlte 
Tauberta 
Alfred Kelcy 
"Mayor A Manicure" 
Crelghton 81s 
Ida Fuller Co 



Salens. Mi 

SALEM (loew) 
Helen Wood 
Parlse 

Ahearn Troupe 
2d half 
Jones A Grant 
Danny Simmons 
Edmond Stanley Co 

Salt Lake 

ORPHBUM 
Mason A Keeler 
Big City 4 
Richards A Kyle 
Muslkalglrls 
Dolores Vallecita 
Harry Breen 
Rolandow Bros 
EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Wed. Mat.) 
Stlth A Oarnier 
Paddock A Paddock 
8 Varsity Boys 
The Caulflelds • 
Nell McKlnley 
Diving Girls 



EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun. Mat.) 
The Waytes 



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17 




NEWS OF THE CABARETS 



OBITUARY 



Miner's Hotel, formerly the Metro- 
pole, notified its guests Tuesday they 
would have to vacate within 48 hours 
as the hotel would close. It has had 
a Cabaret supposed to be one of the 
most prosperous in town. The one 
o'clock law may be responsible for the 
loss of profits. 

On the New York Roof this week 
in the Cabaret are Al Ray, soloist, 
with the 1st Regt. Band, Diane, at the 
theatre down stairs last week, and 
Blanche Evans. 

The Cabaret at the Winter Garden 
i» now running continuously from four 
in the afternoon until the closing hour, 
one in the morning. 

The dancing contest at the Winter 
Garden Tuesday night, second in the 
series, did not pan out as well as the 
first one there two weeks ago. The 
second attempt brought forth some 
slow dancers with a number who 
thought a waltz and 'Tango" were 
both necessary. A couple of "But- 
terfly" dancers also failed to hold in- 
terest, while a buck and winger on a 
mat saw a large number depart. Be- 
sides these were a Scotch dancer and 
others. No one who contested Tues- 
day evening will secure either one of 
the three prizes of engagements with 
Shubert shows offered by the Winter 
Garden management. 

Bustanoby*s is out with a new Cab- 
aret schedule. A Parisian luncheon with 
music and cabaret is offered from 11 to 
3 o'clock with dancing and free instruc- 
tions from 1 o'clock on by Cyril Pauly 
and Blanche Young. Dancing is also 
ticketed for every day, including Sun- 
day, from 4 to 6:30 p. m., with Ray D. 
Arveson and Irene Weston as super- 
visors. 



Russell Mack and his wife, Blanche 
Vincent, who have been among the en- 
tertainers at Reisenweber's all winter, 
transferred their activities, comenc- 
ing Monday, to the Shelbourne hotel, 
Brighton Beach, the new hostelry of 
Reisenweber's, to be opened with a spe- 
cial cabaret program. Mack will man- 
age the Shclburne's Cabaret, a responsi- 
bility he shouldered at the Columbus 
Circle resort. 



Free admission to the New York 
Roof Garden does not draw crowds up 
there. An admission of 25 cents is 
charged at the box office, but passes 
have been so liberally spread about a 
purchaser seldom appears at the wicket 
window. Two singers and an orchestra 
to furnish dance music are up stairs, 
beside the dancing floor, 75x43, and a 
couple of former concessions from 
"Wonderland." One, the ball throwing 
or "Breaking Up Housekeeping," is 
very noisy. Freeman Bernstein is run- 
ning the Roof Cabaret. He had an 
"opening" one night last week. 



orations. It is attractive and drawing 
well from the neighborhood. A Caba- 
ret on a stage is given. The rear, as 
usual, will be a summer garden. 



The Winter Garden Cabaret is now 

drawing capacity nightly in the res- 
taurant and to the ball room. Down 
stairs on the dancing floor Doyle and 
Dixon, De Haven and Nice, and Perkn- 
koff and partner dance nightly. There 
aie a couple of straight singers also 
who go out on the floor. A white or- 
chestra replaces the ten colored musi- 
cians after theatre time, the colored 
men going upstairs to the ball room. 

The Folies Bergere at Broadway and 
48th street is closed again. It went 
into the hands of a receiver last week. 
The 1 o'clock law is blamed, but the 
probable cause is the opposition of the 
Winter Garden's Cabaret nearly adja- 
cent. The Winter Garden's debut into 
the Cabaret field must be felt by sev- 
eral of the better Broadway restau- 
rants. 



Wallace McCutcheon and Joan Saw- 
yer, recently back from Paris with the 
newest ballroom vogues in fancy danc- 
ing, will give a professional matinee of 
their dancing repertoire at the Hotel 
Shelburne, Brighton Beach, this after- 
noon (Friday). 



Chicago, May 7. 
The Mortimer Sisters, alleging 
breach of contract, have brought suit 
for damages through their attorney, 
Edward J. Ader, against the North 
American Restaurant cabaret. The 
girls were closed after playing three 
shows. They had formerly worked 
full engagements for the same manage- 
ment at the States, Bismarck and Rec- 
tor's cafes. 

San Francisco, May 7. 
The hotel and cafe people of Cali- 
fornia are in a more cheerful frame of 
mind than they were a fortnight ago ' 
as the result of a late amendment to 
the proposed Owens liquor bill which 
originally provided for the strict pro- 
hibition of the sale of intoxicants be- 
tween the hours of 1 and 5 a. m. As 
amended, the measure makes the "dry" 
spell from 2 until 6 o'clock, a conces- 
sion on the part of the State lawmak- 
ers that means a big thing to the cafes 
catering to the after theatre patronage. 
The early enactment of the bill in its 
revised form is confidently expected. 



Charleton Terrace, up Broadway, is a 
new place since reopened with the dec- 



JERMON GETS CASINO. 

Philadelphia, May 7. 

The lease given by W. J. Gilmore to 
Elias & Koenig for the Casino has one 
year more to run from the end of the 
current month. A new rental contract 
has been issued to J. G. Jermon, who 
will in future have the franchise for 
this city for the new burlesque amalga- 
mation. 

Next season burlesque is to be played 
at the Casino and Empire, while Jcr- 
tnon's present house, the Gaiety, will 
probably be relegated to pictures and 
"pop" vaudeville. 



South Bend, Ind., May 7. 
Bertha Stark, musical director of 
the local Orpheum, died this week in 
Epworth Hospital after undergoing a 
serious operation. 

Walter C. Mack died at the Post 
Graduate Hospital, New York, Wed- 
nesday, following an operation per- 
formed Tuesday for peritonitis. He 
was about 47 years of age and appeared 
in vaudeville as a hypnotist under the 
name of Sevengala. His last public 
appearance was about six weeks ago. 
The deceased was booked for the Pan- 
tages time and about to proceed on it 
when stricken. He lived at 526 Eighth 
avenue, New York. For the past few 
weeks he was in the office of James J. 
Armstrong, the agent. 



Boston, May 7. 

William H. Lothrop, 38, treasurer 
of the Boston theatre, committed sui- 
cide by shooting himself Friday night 
(May 2) while in his private office at 
the theatre. A few minutes before the 
deed he had chatted gaily with a mem- 
ber of the company that was playing 
at his house. No reason is known for 
his act. He was rushed to the hospi- 
tal, his wife was summoned, but he 
died without making a statement. 

A revolver was clutched in his left 
hand when he was discovered lying in 
his office. Later his brother stated that 
the dead man had been suffering from 
paralysis of the left side and that it 
was impossible for him to use his left 
hand in committing the deed. He was 
connected with the Boston theatre for 
five years and before that was in an 
official capacity at the Howard. He 
also sold tickets at the Red Sox park. 
He was a member of the Elks and the 
Press Club. Burial took place Monday 
at Portland, Me. His brother is Carl 
D. Lothrop of New York. 



{Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, May 7. 
Mrs. D'Oyly Carte died here May 5, 
succumbing to an extended illness. 

Mrs. O'Oyly Carte began her the- 
atrical career in a minor role with Sir 
Charles Wyndham's company, but 
when still very young became secre- 
tary to the late D'Oyly Carte, eventu- 
ating in her marriage to the English 
manager in 1888. It was generally 
conceded, and by none more so than 
her late husband, that she was the 
brains of his business. She personally 
attended to all her husband's produc- 
tions, which included all of the famous 
Gilbert and Sullivan operas. Person- 
ally she directed the lecture tours of 
Sir Henry Irving, Oscar Wilde and 
Matthew Arnold in America and the 
building of the Savoy hotel and theatre 
in London. 

On the death of her husband in 1901 
she became practically his sole heir to 
an estate considerably over $1,000,000. 

The mother of Lillian Walters died 
recently in Germany. Miss Walters 
leaves week after next to settle up her 
mother's estate. 



The sister of Maude Ryan (Inness 
and Ryan) died May 4 in Toronto from 
the effects of a paralytic stroke. 



J. H. Snyder, father of Nell Blanch- 
ard, died at his home in Canton, 111., 
April 26. 

Blanche Martin, the actress in bur- 
lesque 1 , died April 26 at Newark, N. J. 



Fanny Mclntyre, a well known lead- 
ing woman, both in stock and in com- 
binations, died May 2 at her residence, 
1338 Chisholm street, Bronx. Her hus- 
band is Ben Graham. 

James Thompson, Jr., aged 26, whose 
mother is known professionally as 
Kitty Smith and sisters are the Sisters 
McConnell, succumbed to tuberculosis 
in Chicago April 29. J. T. Jr. was an 
athlete and undermined his health by 
too strenuous exercising. 

The father of Alice McAvoy (Dick 
and Alice McAvoy) died April 26 in 
Toronto. 



PATERSON TROUBLE COMING? 

Paterson, N. J., May 7. 

There may be a little riffle in bur- 
lesque over this town and its theatres 
before the next season arrives. In the 
merger of the two Wheels (Eastern 
and Western) Billy Watson's Orpheum 
(now playing the Western shows) was 
selected for the combined wheel's at- 
tractions next season. 

The Empire, belonging to A. M. 
Bruggemann and playing Eastern 
Wheel shows, still holds a contract 
with the Columbia Amusement Co. for 
two years more with an option of three 
beyond that. 

It is understood Mr. Bruggemann has 
been requested to cancel his agreement 
with the Columbia corporation, giving 
il a free rein to play at Watson's house. 
This Bruggemann has declined to do. 
After consultation with his attorney, it 
is said he will remain passive until 
learning officially the intention of the 
Columbia Co. If adverse to his inter- 
ests the theatre owner may resort to 
the coifrrsr- 

There is a suit pending between the 
Mohawk theatre, Schenectady, N. Y., 
and the Columbia Amusement Co. 
The latter canceled all bookings at the 
Mohawk, which then sued for dam- 
ages. The company admitted the breach 
of contract and the case in court is 
supposed to be for the purpose of hav- 
ing the damages judicially assessed. 



NEIL O'BRIEN GOING OUT AGAIN. 

Neil O'Brien, who has been out all 
season at the head of his own minstrel 
troupe, has received an excellent offer 
from the United Booking Office for an 
immediate route, but O'Brien has 
turned it down, as he intends to take 
a long rest. 

The O'Brien minstrels will havr 
nearly all the old c"mp.iii v. "i» ( ' ri: "^ ^' c 
last week in Julv in 1 1 1 - < .i '• ''.car 
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VARIETY 



NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation, First Appearance 

or Reappearance In or Around 

New York 



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Martin Brown and Rose Dolly, Ham- 

merstein's. 
Kenneth Douglass Lome Maclaine, 

Hammerstcin's. 
Kate Elinore and Sam Williams, 

Bronx. 

Frank Keenan and Co. (2). 
"Vindication" (Dramatic). 
18 Mins.; Three (Interior; Special). 
Fifth Avenue. 

In "Vindication" Frank Keenan por- 
trays the role of an old, courtly South- 
erner who fought for the Confederacy 
under Lee and Jackson. His son, Rob- 
ert Lee Wainwright, is under sentence 
of death for murder. Father Luke 
travels a long way to see the governor 

(Mack Barnes). In the name of Rob- 
ert £. Lee he gains an audience with 
him. Wainwright tells the Wainwright 
version of the fight which resulted in 
Robert killing the man who had pro- 
voked him. Father Luke told the State 
executive that he had taught his son to 
believe Robert £. Lee was the greatest 
man who ever lived and that the boy 
had toted with pride an old faded pic- 
ture of the general which his daddy 
had given him. It was this picture on 
his coat that caused a northerner to 
srit upon it. That goaded the boy to 
fury and with a vivid oath (uttered 
aloud by Keenan) he did not quit until 
murder had been done. When Keenan 
as the dignified but temperamental 
southerner spoke these words, force- 
fully and convincingly, the Fifth avenue 
audience gasped and acted as though it 
had been unduly startled. The guv 
listens and then tells the old man he 
cannot change the law. Wainwright 
does not expect him to. All he asks is 
that in the name of the child which the 
stork is bringing his son's wife that 
the boy be shot. The disgrace of 
hanging is too much. The chief of the 
state says he can't fix that and then 
the Southerner says his son can be shot 
down while trying to escape. The cur- 
tain falls with the governor granting 
a respite and telling Father Wain- 
wright that he need not worry about 
the new trial or any objection on the 
part of the district attorney, as the 
latter is his (the governor's) son. 
Barnes makes a bully governor, is big 
and portly and carries the character 
well. Kalman Mutus is seen in a small 
part as the governor's secretary. Kee- 
nan gives a cleancut performance. The 
act went well, encores and a speech 
being in order. The cuss words lift 
it from the usual smooth running 
waters of dramatic action. It's a bit 
daring. Mark. 



The Hassmans (2). 

Gymnasts. 

8 Mins.; Full Stage. 

American. 

Understandcr considerably over six 
feet; topmountcr a youth little over 
half h-is size and weight. Several tricks 
only possible on account of the urcat 
difference in weight. Good act, with 
no especial style in working. Jolo. 



Valeska Suratt and Co. (4). 

'Black Crepe and Diamonds' 

(Fantasy). 

21 Mins.; One, Two and Full Stage 

(Special Set). 

Hammerstein's. 

The action in "Black Crepe and Dia- 
monds" carries it away over as a 
vaudeville turn. Back of the action is 
Valeska Suratt, her clothes and one of 
the prettiest settings in vaudeville in 
many a day. The setting for the full 
stage portion is nothing but a white 
satin embroidered canopied-like drap- 
ing, with a "marble" staircase for the 
entrance, but it is most effective, and 
coming as it does after a sombre back- 
ing in "two" behind Miss Suratt (who 
stands there in widow weeds chained 
to Woe) the contrast is almost star- 
tling. Suratt has selected admirable 
principal support in George Baldwin. 
He also wrote the sketchy foundation 
for what amounts to a singing and 
dancing act. Mr. Baldwin was with the 
star in "The Kiss Waltz." The story 
threads out from. Love (Mr. Baldwin) 
awakening Damosel (Miss Suratt) 
from her grief stricken mood. Love has 
a prologue at the opening, very brief, 

when Miss Suratt appears in all black 
under a spotlight. Woe is in the shad- 
ows. The turn moves swiftly. When 
Suratt is not on the stage either sing- 
ing or dancing or both, Mr. Baldwin 
is there with a song, or Weber and 
Wilson with turkey trotting. Weber 
and Wilson make a huge hit, the young 
woman of the team especially securing 
the favor of the house. Miss Suratt's 
"clothes" in this production runs less 
to "costumes" and more to gowns than 
in her former acts. Suratt is a wonder 
as a dresser. Whatever she puts on 
for stage use may be depended upon to 
interest. Her starring tour did her no 
harm. This sketch would have been 
adjudged too heavy in its dialog for 
Suratt ordinarily, but she gets away 
with it nicely. Mr. Baldwin shades her 
on the songs, naturally, since he is a 
regular tenor, and the Tommy team 
makes the remainder of the dancing in 
the act seem slow. For the finale Miss 
Suratt and Mr. Baldwin do the dance 
to the "Bachanale Rag" music from 
the current Winter Garden show. Jack 
Mason staged the turn and Miss Suratt 
dragged him out for both perform- 
ances Monday to acknowledge the ap- 
plause, also kissing him, as she did 
each member of the little company. 
The kisses for Miss Wilson were prob- 
ably to denote no jealousy existed over 
the applause. Neither should there 
have been, for Suratt received plaudits 
enough for herself. No program men- 
tion was made of the woman who plays 
Woe. She is veiled, but says "Stop 
right there," as though giving an imi- 
tation of Pop Ward (Ward and Cur- 
ran). There is another unnamed male 
member of the company equally incon- 
sequential. Suratt has a real good 
vaudeville act this time. Seldom has 
one appeared around here with as much 
motion in it. There's always some- 
thing doing, and that's what vaudeville 
demands. Sime, 



Cameron and O'Connor. 

"Hired and Fired." 

16 Mins.; One. 

Union Square. 

There is really nothing very new or 

original in plot development of the 

Cameron-O'Connor singing, dancing 

and crossfire skit in "one." Johnny 

O'Connor, the straight, starts with a 

6ong, interrupted by Tudor Cameron 

in the character of the "janitor" of the 
theatre, who proceeds to "scrub" the 
stage. This gives Cameron an oppor- 
tunity to do his comedy bit with the 
soap, get mixed up with the step lad- 
der and later to put the skirt of his 
shirt into his trousers without opening 
them. Of course the straight man says 
that his partner has disappointed — "and 
I am going to make an actor of you 
right now." Whereupon Cameron does 
bis specialty, consisting of a burlesque 
war ballad, finishing with acrobatic 
dancing, all worked up by the straight. 
It will probably develop into an excel- 
lent vehicle for these two. Jolo, 



Ignatius Cardosh. 
Piano Virtuoso. 
12 Mins., One. 
Palace. 

With the high-brow collection at the 
Palace Monday, Cardosh was a runner- 
up with Bernhardt for the evening's 
honors, his classics finding apprecia- 
tion from every section of the theatre. 
Cardosh played and the house gossiped. 
Eight out of ten probably never heard 
a note, but they applauded their way 
to a pair of blistered hands and Car- 
dosh galloped home a big hit. Com- 
paring Cardosh with Westony and the 
two or three others in vaudeville, he 
looks easily the best Where they like 
his style he will go, for he has the 
usual personality that accompanies the 
foreign musician. It's all in his* fingers. 

Wynn.. 



Adas Troupe (7). 

Aerial 

10 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Fifth Avenue. 

The Adas Troupe has been with a 
circus according to the program. The 
act is typical of the "white tops." It 
comprises five women and two men. 
Most of the work is confined to the 
rings with one woman doing most of 
the swinging of the others from sta- 
tionary bars near the border lights. 
A few of the feats are somewhat un- 
canny and intricate and necessarily 
worked slowly to execution. The 
strong-armed woman at the top does 
some heavy work when she holds the 
others during their ring routine. The 
troupe has several effective poses al- 
together in midair. At the close the 
Adas display quite a thriller. The men 
support a bicycle contraption well to- 
wards the stage flies with their teeth 
and with the biggest of the women 
astride it, the remaining women hang 
by their teeth to wire attached to the 
machine, and they are then propelled 
swiftly around the stage by the turning 
of the pedals in cycle fashion. The 
Adas closed the show at the Fifth 
Avenue and held nearly everybody in. 
It's a foreign act. Right now it lacks 
speed and a smoother running mo- 
mentum. Mark. 



NEW SHOWS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation of Legitimate 
Attractions In New York 
Theatres 

"IoUnthe" (Revival)— Casino (May 12) . 

Williams and Wolfus. 
"Almost a Patriot.* 9 
Musical Act in "One." 
Keith's, Philadelphia. 

Just in from the west, this team ran 
right through a musical, comedy and 
singing act that stamped them as a hit 
for the big time. Williams and Wolfus 
were an act before, Williams and Ken- 
nedy, the present combination being 
reformed recently in the west where 
they were very successful. Williams 
is doing a lot of the "nut" stuff, differ- 
ent from others and getting away with 
it principally because he has a funny 
personality and one that is suited to 
this sort of work. He is alio a piano 
player, but does not waste much time 
at it, except for comedy purposes and 
has worked out a routine which gives 
him an opporunity to show what he 
can do in the way of trick playing. The 
girl looks well, but acts simply as a 
"feeder" for the comedian. Williams 
might build up a stronger finish. He 
has the opening and all the rest, but 
the finish with the classy piano num- 
ber peters out too weakly to run along 
with the rest. Geo. M. Young. 



Edwards and Thomas. 
Singing, Dancing, Talk, Piano. 
12 Mins.; One. 
American. 

Two young men in bits of every- 
thing. Work exactly along the lines 
of Haydn, Dunbar and Haydn, even to 
the undressing encore. Were just as 
big a hit, too. Jolo. 



Walter N. Lawrence Players (5). 
"Nature's Nobleman" (Comedy 

Drama). 
22 Mins.; Interior (Special Set). 
American. 

Another Abe Lincoln sketch, re- 
vealing the martyred president once 
more in the light of a benefactor. Ac- 
tion takes place in Washington in a 
second-hand bookstore, at the close 
of the Civil War. Confederate major, 
blind, through wound contracted in the 
war. Major's son, a prisoner of 
war, ill, needs proper care and 
oner of war, ill, needs proper care and 
eld man has been endeavoring to see 
Secretary Stanton to secure his re- 
lease. Left alone in the store, enter 
Lincoln. They talk. Old man "pans" 
the president good and plenty; Abe 
smiles indulgently, hears his tale of 
woe, and gives him a letter to Stanton, 
saying it will probably help in secur- 
ing the boy's pardon. President de- 
parts, others enter and read the note, 
"release instantly," etc. Major refuses 
letter saying he had given his word 
he would never go to Lincoln. Daugh- 
ter replies: "But, father, Lincoln came 
to you." Of course that makes it less 
difficult, so the letter goes. The 
whole thing hinges on the prejudices 
then existing on the part of the south- 
ern folks and you are told that a major 
of the confederacy would quibble about 
going to Lincoln — even when his son's 
life was at stake. If you believe that, 
then the sketch is all right. Jolo. 



VARIETY 



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Molly Wood Stanford. 
Singing and Violin. 
13 Mint.; One. 
American. 

On "form," as they say in the racing 
vernacular, Molly looks every inch a 
winner. On "form/' as they say in the 
show biz, Molly is a sure thing bet. 
If Molly isn't Irish she looks it. Op- 
ens in a green and white gown singing 
a ballad "In Ireland"; takes up her 
violin and plays a "Come all ye" med- 
ley, going into a rag. Laying aside 
the instrument she sings admirably a 
rhapsodical ditty; rushes off, tugging 
at back of her gown, emerges shortly 
iv green silk knickers. Here's where 
Molly got her biggest immediately, on 

the physical disclosure. It was well 
deserved. Taking up her violin again 
and letting down her hair, she plays 
"Last Rose of Summer," then a bit of 
ragging with stepping. Molly is a very 
pretty girl, youthful, and with a sweet 
voice. The "sweetness" does not ex- 
tend to the violin— at least it didn't 
Tuesday night — as the instrument 
"rasped" most annoyingly. The girl 
has personality and, properly drilled, 
should shine on a big bill. Jolo. 



Hanley and Dunn. 

Dancers. 

9 Mine.; One. 

Audubon. 

Hanley and Dunn stopped the show 
at the Audubon. They did it entirely 
on dancing, although one half of the 
team isn't bigger than a piece of Har- 
lem lemon pie. These boys dress much 
better than the average stepping duos, 
and while there is nothing extraordi- 
nary about the routine it's the way they 
do it that lands an audience. The little 
fellow will bear watching. Mark. 



Dyso and Duffy. 
Singing and Crossfire. 
13 Mine.; One. 
125th Street 

Open with straight and blackface 
comedian, with good crossfire talk, well 
put over. Blackface does a song and 
monolog, not so good and not new. 
Meantime straight has changed to a 
two-headed policeman, worked with 
the aid of a little ventriloquism. It 
is carefully worked out and proves an 
amusing novelty. Jolo. 



Ahern Bros. (2). 

Songs and Dances. 

9 Mins.; One (Special Drop). 

Hammerstein's. 

Ahern Brothers are two boys who 
sing and dance. They finish with a 
"scarecrow" dancing bit before a spe- 
cial drop of a corn field. The drop is 
almost as familiar as the dance itself, 
but the Aherns differ little from the 
other dancing couples who have shown, 
excepting that the Aherns don't sing as 
well, if they could be accused of really 
singing at all. The Aherns had better 
stick to dancing and leave songs for 
singers. Bime. 



Jordan Bros. 

Jugglers. 

15 Mins.; One. 

Audubon. 

The Jordan Brothers start out like a 
mystery. One dresses as a Dusty 
Rhodes. The latter juggles some small 
balls carelessly while his partner stands 
around and talks, fruitless, even for 
small time. The brothers then go 
through club spinning and exchanging. 
The talk and part of the stereotyped 
ball juggling could be omitted. The 
men work up a fast club feature and 
make it seem child's play by continual 
whooplahing. They can hold their own 
with any. Mark - 



Mr. and Mrs. Thomas. 
"The Dog Thief" (Comedy). 
14 Mins.; Interior. 
125th Street. 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas play their 
comedy sketch as if they were familiar 
with every point and knew exactly its 
value. In other sections they may 
have been playing it for many moons. 
Man's character is a combination of 
"rube" (minus whiskers) and dope 
fiend. Woman, very statuesque, not 
exactly an ideal feeder for man's 
clever characterization, but more than 
adequate for anything but the best of 
the two-a-day houses. It would be hard 
to improve on the man. He's an ar- 
tist. Act a riot on the big small time. 

Jolo. 



Ray and Irving. 

Singing. 

12 Mins.; Full Stage (7); One (5) 

(Special Drop). 
125th Street. 

Woman dressed as man, seated at 
fireside, does the "reflective bachelor" 
thing, singing about his sweethearts of 
bygone days. After each verse, velvet 
curtain in rear is opened, showing girl 
posed, each with different costume. 
This finished, the "poseur" enters and 
sings, revealing it is a female imper- 
sonator. Act not likely to grow be- 
yond its present sphere. Jolo. 



"The Night of the Wedding" (3). 

Dramatic. 

17 Mins.; Three (Interior). 

Audubon. 

The man, called Danny, waxes quite 
warm beneath his soft collar when he 
learns his intended second wife has 
slammed a hefty arm blow against his 
idolized daughter, which sent her reel- 
ing against the stove, inflicting a scalp 
wound. It looked like a fight. He 
peeled off his coat and bawled out his 
sweetheart in stentorian tones of a 
heavy tragedian. He pushed her out 
in the hallway and hugged the little 
girl tight to his bosom as the wedding 
bells failed to ring for Dan and Nora. 
Minnie, the kid, was happy, and so was 
the audience, when it realized Dan had 
learned the true side of his prospective 
bride. Lots of talk. Kid does nice 
work while the man works hard and 
makes each word heard. Good act for 
pop house sentiment, judging from the 
Audubon. Mark - 



Al Burton. 
Songs and Talk. 
10 Mins; One. 
86th Street. 

Al Burton's specialty consists of a 
few stories and songs, the stories 
breaking even as far as value is con- 
cerned, some bearing an ancient stamp, 
while others sounded new. His singing 
voice is fairly good. A good single 
for this time. Vynn. 



Vaudeville Quartet. 
14 Minsn One. 
86th Street. 

One of those cases where the idea 
outdistances the ability of its creator. 
Four young men who make up as bell 
boys, following rather closely on the 
style of the Arlington Four. The 
blackface man handles the bulk of the 
talk, doing it well, but with a poor 
dialect for the character. The He- 
brew comedian is amateurish and 
seemed afraid to work. The harmony 
is excellent, but the solo work poor. 
Some business in the audience was well 
handled and could be improved upon 
and made a standard bit. Right now the 
act is for the very small circuits, and 
without experience this particular quar- 
tet will never get anywhere. Wynn. 



Haley and Noble. 
Songs and Talk. 
14 Mint.; One. 
86th Street. 

On a six-act bill this couple, from 
the middle west, were easily the one 
bright spot. Mr. Haley makes up as a 
big "hick," one that does not conflict 
in any way with any other character of 
its kind on the stage. A queer laugh 
and a funny grin together with a good 
eccentric dance make up his stock in 
trade. The talk was weak in spots, but 
for the most part good and well handled. 
A few well selected numbers were of- 
fered by the girl, who possesses a good 
voice. In delivering her talk she should 
repeat less and get away from the me- 
chanical drawl she now carries. It's 
a good two-act and with some bright 
dialog would qualify for the big time 
anywhere. Haley's "hick" would carry 
it over. Wynn. 



Charlotte Scott and Co. 
Comedy sketch. 
16 Mins.; Full stage. 
86th Street. 

Charlotte Scott has one of those old 
"nigger acts," this one depicting the 
troubles of a college youth whose al- 
lowance hardly reaches his needs. His 
father thinks he is married and de- 
cides to come to New York to look 
things over. The girl poses as his wife 
and complications demand the presence 
of a baby. They are supplied by a 
colored servant, the climax coming 
when he brings first one, then two and 
the third, a colored child. The sketch 
is as old as Adam and as played by this 
quartet decidedly tiresome. The black- 
face man showed a trace of comedy in 
his work, but the cast otherwise failed 
to catch. Wynn. 



Sam Harris. 
Songs and Talk. 
12 Mins.; One. 
23rd Street. 

Sam Harris was one of the best en- 
joyed turns on the 23rd Street show 
the first half of this week. While the 
bill he was on was of pop house cal- 
ibre and developed no unusual strength 
Harris got more applause and atten- 
tion than any of the others. He has 
personality, dresses well, carries a sea- 
sonable supply of songs and scores 
with most of his talk. He may never 
reach the bigger houses with Ins pres- 
ent single specialty hut as there are 
more pop houses than big time thea- 
tres, Harris should not worry about 
that. Mark. 



"The Bell Boys and the Belles" (8). 
Musical Comedy. 
20 Mins.; Full Stage (Special). 
23rd Street 

It's a sort of musical comedy tab- 
loid affair with two male principals 
and six choristers romping in and out 
in different stage garb. The talk is 
as dry as chalk, the comedy lamentably 
weak and the whole act could be bol- 
stered up in more ways than one. The 
turn has a pretty lively bunch of girls 
who show willingness and look rather 
attractive in their various costumes. 
The song numbers were fairly well 
enjoyed but there was no brisk demand 
for encores. With the addition of sev- 
eral good voices, some passable com- 
edy handled by a regular comedian 
and the act worked up to a fast, strong 
finish it will show a wonderful trans- 
formation. The drop of the side of a 
ship with a girl at each porthole doesn't 
help much. The act has possibilities, 
but is "small time" at its best in its 
present shape. Mark. 



Francisco and Trathen. 

Dancing. 

10 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Indiana, Chicago. 

Man and woman, in Cabarets around 
Chicago for some time. They have a 
dance not out of the ordinary and on a 
par with the average dancing done by 
Carabet teams. Recalled several times 
at the Indiana, Friday night. Left a 
very good impression. Initial essay 
into vaudeville. They will make good 
in small time houses. Heed. 



TENT SHOWS MOVING. 

The Two Bills leave Madison Square 
May 10. The first stand after New 
York will be Jersey City followed by 
Newark, Trenton, Wilmington, Lan- 
caster and York. May 19 and 20 the 
show plays Baltimore and is in Wash- 
ington 21, 22. Then goes south to 
Richmond and Petersburg. May 26 it 
plays Norfolk. June 9 Atlanta is listed, 
and Birmingham the 11th. 

The 101 Ranch is trailing eastward. 
It is routed to play Brooklyn May 19 
where a two weeks' stand will be made. 
It is now being planned to book the 
Ranch into the Garden here next fall. 
The 101 show plays Washington May 
5, 6 with the Ringling circus in there 
ahead of it, Monday and Tuesday this 
week. Ringlings hit Baltimore Wed- 
nesday and Thursday and the follow- 
ing week the Ranch trails in after 
them. 

The tented aggregations are playing 
Philadelphia to death. The Two Bills 
recently had a three weeks' engage- 
ment and now the Ringlings are there 
this week with Hagenbeck- Wallace 
tcuted in May 25. 

Oklahoma Ranch, the new Arling- 
ton-Beckinan show, opened April 23 
in Passaic, N. J. with following stands 
in Hackensack, Montclair and Orange 
(Saturday) The O. R. show is headed 
for New England and will then play 
western time. 

The Hagenback- Wallace circus 
managed to open April 24 at Peru. 
The show is booked through the cast. 
It plays Montreal July 7, being its 
first entrance of the season into Can- 
ada. 

The Sclls-Ploto circus um-.J inr Al. 
Flames shows arc playing il p.- >>i' :'hc 
Pacific coast. 



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VARIETY 



ARE YOU A CROOK? 

H. H. Frazec ventured a long chance 
when placing any style of show in his 
new Longacre theatre as the first at- 
traction in the beginning of the hot 
term. The house would call for a very 
strong play to be a draw into the sum- 
mer. "Are You a Crook?" was given 
the starting position, but cannot hold 
it. The farce commences well, and 
held up during the first act despite 
stuttering over lines by the principals. 
But with the second act Mr. Crook 
commenced to back up and never 
stopped until a "surprise" finish (sug- 
gested by vaudeville sketches) topped 
it off as an unsatisfactory play. The 
actors tried to have the audience de- 
part with an impression they were 
playing for a moving picture machine. 
(There is no question but that the au- 
dience departed.) 

The Longacre is a pretty house in- 
side, with an attractive frontage on 
48th street, west of Broadway, far 
enough to need a well lighted front 
to bring attention. The Longacre 
seats about 1,000, on three floors, hav- 
ing a gallery for what is almost a "par- 
lor house." 

William J. Hurlbut and Frances 
Whitehouse wrote "Are You a Crook?" 
first entitled "The Crooks" and later 
played for a week only at the Illinois 
theatre, Chicago, as "Taking Things 
Easy." Either James K. Hackett or 
Cyril Scott, or both, had a try at put- 
ting it over before Mr. Frazee secured 
the manuscript. 

The farce is short and almost sketchy 
in its three acts. Were it not for the 
stalling by the orchestra during the in- 
termissions the show would have ended 
shortly after ten. It did reach the fin- 
ish at 10:30, starting at 8:40. The story 
is a visible satire on the many "crook" 
pieces of the present season. Imbued 
by the neatness in which crooks have 
been able to get away with their 
wrongful intentions on the stage, a 
young girl tries a little hold-up busi- 
ness on her own, disguised as a boy. 
She robs a friend of the family, who 
is on her way to their home in an 
auto. Snatching a pearl necklace, 
the youthful amateur highwaywoman 
reaches the hearthstone shortly before 
the robbed friend, who is entangled 
with a politician and pawned her real 
pearls to aid him, substituting a dupli- 
cate chain which the girl grabbed. The 
politician in fear of discovery of re- 
ceiving financial aid from a woman, 
meanwhile redeemed the genuine 
string, presenting it to the woman the 
same evening. An author in love with 
the girl who did the robbing attempts 
to save her, and from these events 
some ridiculous scenes and situations 
are drawn out in the next two acts. 

Several laughs were secured by the 
dialog, but none came from situations. 
Elita Proctor Otis had the "fat" part. 
Marguerite Clark was the girl robber, 
and at least placed herself m high 
favor with the house. Elizabeth Nel- 
son and Ivy Troutman among the 
women didn't help any, nor did George 
Fawcett and Scott Cooper of the men. 
Mr. Cooper had little to attend to, 
while Mr. Fawcett played the detec- 
tive, either in his own or the author's 
way, although the authors were at 
blame for the dialog given him, also 
scenes with Miss Proctor and Marion 



23 RD STREET. 

Special advertising had heralded the 
coming of a "surprise attraction" for 
Proctor's 23d Street theatre for the 
first half of the week but the big act 
was lost in the shuffle somewhere as 
it failed to show. "Cheyenne Days" 
was the act played up in all the extra 
billing. The program Tuesday night 
could have used a big act to good ad- 
vantage as it was typically small time 
all the way. In place of the cowboy 
feature came a singing and dancing 
offering entitled "The Bell Boys and 
the Belles" (New Acts). 

The theatre was pretty well filled 
up with every seat taken in the down- 
stairs section. Mr. Matthews, who 
formerly discharged the duties incum- 
bent on the managerial chief of the 
Wadsworth, is directing the 23d Street 
and doing a very good job of it. He 
has a very courteous and attentive 
working staff and the house is always 
in order. 

Kinemacolor was the big noise of 
the film display although there were 
black and white reels from the "li- 
censed" manufacturers. *-The colored 
reel in two parts entitled "Dr. Jekyll 
and Mr. Hyde" was prominent in the 
billing. The picture gave satisfaction. 
The Kinemacolor subject, "Entertain- 
ing Auntie" was funnily worked up and 
caused much laughter. In fact it 
made more of a hit than some of the 
acts. 

Frank Palmer opened the show with 
crayon pictures. He keeps up a run- 
ning fire of jokes with his rough cari- 
caturing which pleased. The act is 
short and no pretense is made at any- 
thing artistic or elaborate. He has no 
feature subject and his turn ends as 
quietly as it is started. It seems built 
for small time audiences. Maley and 
Woods were second and got along 
nicely with "nut stuff" and song med- 
lies. Winnie Crawford, despite her 
dancing proclivities, is taking on flesh. 
It's a harsh thing to say about any 
woman perhaps but some time ago 
Miss Crawford was in need of extra 
weight. She's one of the best male 
impersonators on the pop time and 
fools a lot of 'em. 

After the "Bellboy and Belle" act 
Sam Harris (New Acts) found favor. 
McCarthy and Major didn't do much 
with the early portions of their act 
but the man's French impersonation 
held up the turn. He would make a 
good Frenchman for burlesque or 
musical comedy. The Prampins (col- 
ored) closed the show. They could 
rearrange the act to better results. 
Some of the present routine might be 
chucked without losing anything. 
Another form of dressing would also 
help. Mart*. 

Ballou, the latter the servant in the 
house of Forrest Winant, who was the 
lover in all the acts, but no one cared 
much about him after the first. 

Harry Stockbridge played a reporter 
and Joseph Kilgour the politician. The 
authors may be blamed for Mr. Kil- 
gour's lapse also, and in fact Mr. Fra- 
zee may blame the authors as well for 
giving the Longacre on its first night 
as a theatre a distinct failure. Sime. 



HAMMEIISTEIN'S. 

(Estimated Coat of Show, $5,900.) 

Not a summer's day nor Bernhardt 
at the Palace could stop two capacity 
houses at Hammerstein's Monday, with 
Valeska Suratt (New Acts) at the top 
of the bill. Either Miss Suratt drew 
in most of the crowd or the patrons 
didn't care much for Bert Fitzgibbon 
so far down on the program, for they 
left in droves while Fitzgibbon was 
going through his "nut act." Fitzgib- 
bon makes his turn very "nutty." A 
little class in work and appearance 
might raise him to the ranking line of 
"nuts." 

Three regular hits were made dur- 
ing the evening, including the one reg- 
istered by the Suratt act. Elizabeth 
Murray, with songs only (no stories), 
easily walked off with a score. She 
has several songs which sounded new 
and exclusive, although Miss Murray 
closed with two published numbers. 
The final one for her last encore was 
not strong enough. The ease with 
which Miss Murray can send a song 
across the footlights is a novelty now- 
adays after watching the labored ef- 
forts and hard work some of the "sin- 
gles" indulge in while vocalizing. 

Another example of the finished per- 
former and also a big hit as well was 
W. C. Fields, who says nothing, but 
keeps them laughing all the time. Mr. 
Fields has many new little bits in his 
comedy juggling. He derives fun from 
the juggling work and pantomime. In 
fact, everything he does brings a laugh. 
The "almost-missing-the-encore" thing 
recalled Joe Jackson's use of this bit, 
done by Mr. Fields for years back. 

Willard Simms and his "Furnished 
Flat" were "No. 5." Simms plastered 
himself as usual and got laughs, al- 
though as one of the lobbyists remarked 
"It's his first return date here this 
week." "No. 3" showed Albert Von 
Tilzer acting as his own pianist whilst 
singing his own songs. It was rather 
early for a Von Tilzer at Hammer- 
stein's. No, Mr. Von Tilzer did not use 
a "plant." He asked the audience, 
though, to whistle his popular hits of 
by-gone days. No, the audience did 
not whistle. 

Closing the first half were John F. 
Conroy and his diving girls. They put 
up a somewhat spectacular number 
with a couple of diving tricks that are 
liked. 

The Great Howard with ventrilo- 
quism opened the second part, linger- 
ing rather long. His tooth-aching 
"dummy" is still on the job and Mr. 
Howard takes it into the audience, 
using a useless plant there also 
for a single laugh, which is neither 
worth the time nor effort. 

Tom Kurna, a Jap contortionist, 
opened, and Arminta and Burke closed 
rather an enjoyable show. Sime. 



PALACE. 

(Estimated Coat of Show, $10,100.) 

For the first time since opening, the 
Palace collected a representative "two- 
dollar" audience this week, but it took 
no less a personage than the Divine 
Sarah herself to do it. 

Unfortunately for both the house 
and the audience, the supporting show 
was exceptionally weak, the early sec- 
tion of the bill doing a graceful fall 
throughout. Still this was strictly a 
Bernhardt audience, a large number 
present Monday evening betraying 
their nationality when the orchestra 
played the national air of France. Half 
the lower part of the house were on 
their feet, the remainder showing en- 
thusiasm with lusty applause. Bern- 
hardt was cheered at the finish and 
forced to some 15 or 18 bows. Her 
piece was "A Christmas Night Under 
The Terror," and as usual Mona. Lou 
Tellegen was chief aide. Her vaude- 
ville tour has not improved Mme. 
Bernhardt's physical self for it was 
noticed she did not display the same 
confidence in her movements as at her 
opening in Chicago some few months 

ago. She moved round more careful- 
ly, always making sure to find a prop 
and did part of her work on a chair. 
But it was Bernhardt which is enough. 

McMahon, Diamond and Clemence 
were selected to open the show, fea- 
turing their scare-crow dance. This 
trio should immediately secure more up- 
to-date music. Aside from this the act is 
nicely put together and really de- 
served a spot a little lower down. 

Elsie Janis offered Harris, Boland 
and Holtz, a trio on the Cabaret order 
that would probably never have 
reached Broadway but for the line "El- 
sie Janis Presents" in their billing. 
Miss Janis evidently got her vaude- 
ville ideas from some of last season's 
bills, for acts of this brand have hied 
themselves back to the eateries from 
whence they came. This particular 
one showed nothing out of the ordin- 
ary. 

Edison's Talkers were one colossal 
failure Monday evening. The machine 
ran several minutes late with the 
canned chatter. The capacity house 
laughed derisively. 

Joe Welch started the show in fourth 
spot. His material probably brushed 
up for the occasion, was received at its 
face value and after several encores 
and as many bows he left to a big hit. 

"And They Lived Happy Ever Af- 
ter," a rather broad satire with a 
streak of humor from start to finish 
was accepted on the strength of it be- 
ing a novelty for the two-a-days. 

Mile. Fregoleska was one of the 
surprises of the evening, a surprise be- 
cause of the small number of "walk- 
outs" following Bernhardt. The man- 
agement could hardly have made a bet- 
ter selection for what was probably the 
toughest vaudeville test on record. 
Mile. Fregoleska was heard through- 
out and then generously applauded. 

Seldom's Poems in Marble closed 
the show. Ignatius Cardosh (New 
Acts). Wynn 



VARIETY 



21 



UNION SQUARE. 

(Estimated Cost of Show, $1,800.) 

Summer prices now prevail at the 
Union Square, the orchestra front row 
seats having been cut to 75 cents — with 
a proportionate diminishment in the 
appropriation allowed for expenditure 
on the show. There is no name to 
head the bill, the top line being divided 
between D'Armond and Carter and the 
Empire Comedy Four. 

Karl Grees, "lightning oil painter/' 
while not exactly living up to his bill- 
ing, was nevertheless very speedy with 
the brushes and turned out two effect- 
ive paintings. 

Walter James delivered a series of 
character songs, finishing with an up- 
to-date version of the late Bill Devere's 
famous recitation, "Walk, you sucker, 
walk." James's characterizations aren't 
half bad. If he only would refrain 
from trying for that top note at the 
finish of his songs. He must have dis- 
covered he can't reach it. 

James was followed by Minnie Allen 
with her "exclusive novelty songs," 
making two numbers in succession do- 
ing character songs — a near unforgiv- 
able method of laying out a show. 
Miss Allen has plenty of dash — her 
main asset. She renders her songs 
with a too palpable pretense of enjoy- 
ing her work. There also appears to 
be a lack of variety in her gestures, 
the same ones being used over and 
over again, as for instance the striking 
of herself on the chest. 

Cameron and O'Connor (New Acts), 
followed by Dewar's Comedy Circus. 
D'Armond and Carter, "fresh from 
their European triumphs," are deterior- 
ating through their display of al- 
together too much self-assurance. 
One might even go further and 
declare it to be personal gratifi- 
cation over their antics. They 
might also omit their burlesque finish, 
which detracts materially from the 
"class" of the turn. Carter isn't a bit 
funny as the Spanish girl. He looks 
"smart" in a dress suit and should exit 
with that final picture of himself in the 
minds of his audiences. 

Probably the most enjoyable act of 
the evening — all things considered — 
was Billy (Swede) Hall and Co. in the 
protean oddity, "Made Good." Two 
of the three characters portrayed by 
Hall are excellent, the first one not 
counting for anything. He is to be 
felicitated upon the assistance of Jen- 
nie Colburn as a "feeder," who con- 
tributes in no small way toward the 
success of the skit. 

The Empire Comedy Four employed 
practically every bit of comedy quartet 
"business" ever put over, dating from 
the days of the original Manhattan 
Comedy Four down to the present mo- 
ment 

Not a show tending toward the men- 
tal, moral or spiritual uplift, but one 
designed for comedy of the broader 
kind. Jolo. 



FIFTH AVENUE. 

(Estimated Cost of Show, $3,400.) 

The audience was provokingly slow 
m getting in and the show was almost 
half over before the house was well 
filled up downstairs. For a bill that 
had little outside draw for the men 
the balcony and gallery fared exceed- 
ingly well. 

The talking, squawking pictures are 
still on display. Monday night the 
audience got 'em considerably earlier, 
the talkers being flashed after the 
third act had made its exit around 9 
o'clock. The audience is unable to 
dodge the talkers so the earlier the 
medicine the better. 

The Fifth Avenue may be paying as 
much money if not more than some of 
the other big timers but the show is 
not the kind that caused anyone to 
leave the house with a joy hangover. 

Kitty Gordon was the new card for 

this house. Frank Keenan (New 
Acts) has been there before, but 
brought a new sketch into play this 
week. Chief Caupolican, the singing 
and talking Indian, is in his second 
week. 

The LaBelles make a good opening 
with their specially built outfit which 
brings the man and woman into view. 
They juggle everything. The act needs 
speed. 

Art Adair worked hard but the Fifth 
Avenue bunch didn't show much grati- 
tude at the close. Adair is clever 
enough to put a stronger act together 
to display his musical ability. His talk 
and character stuff fell Monday night. 

McConnell and Simpson were third. 
The act has gone better in New York. 
This couple have always been big fav- 
orites at the Fifth Avenue. Their 
"Right Girl" offering does not seem to 
land the returns their former sketcli 
did. 

Corelli and Gilette gave the show 
new life. Kitty Gordon slowed pro- 
ceedings down considerably but Ed. 
Wynn managed to enliven conditions. 
Wynn's act could stand a lot of im- 
provement. 

Chief Caupolican made the biggest 
hit of the evening which takes in Kee- 
nan's speech and the encore of Mel- 
ville and Higgins. Caupolican has 
both a splendid singing and speaking 
voice and his talk goes big. In redskin 
attire, he appears in "one" without any 
tepee environment. 

After Melville and Higgins had re- 
peated their former talk about mar- 
riage and etcetera and received much 
applause, the Adas Troupe (New Acts) 
closed. Mark. 



PICKS PICTURES FOR GRAND. 

Long Branch, May 7. 

The Grand here has passed to the 
management of Harry B. Kelly, form- 
erly of the National theatre, Philadel- 
phia. 

Mr. Kelly had his choice of attrac- 
tions from grand opera, Broadway $2 
productions and moving pictures. He 
selected pictures. 



125TH STREET. 

Instead of Its usual tabloid, Proctor a 125th 
street bouse bad for the second half of last 
week at Its "big act," Juliette's Klepbants. 
They are big In a double sense, belnK a pre- 
tentious number for this kind of a house. Mile. 
Juliette is a most htrenuous worker. To do 
four such turns a day is a most vigorous ex- 
istence. Three turns reviewed under New Arts 
are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, Dyso and Duffy, and 
Ray and Irving. 

Gertie Oilson was billed outside men ly as 
"Gertie" and on the stnge cards as "QYrtle 
Oilman. " She is using 'Sunshine of Paradise 
Alley" for an audience number, and "Little 
Willie," announcing them as her sister's (Lot- 
tie) great successes. 

Others on the bill were Harry Dare, black- 
face, with old Jokes and a one-string violin 
and Eli Dawson, who looks happy. 

If the management kept a closer watch ou 
children In arms who disturb the performance 
the shows would run much smoother. Jolo. 



NEW YORK. 

The show at the New York this 

week starts slowly, but gains speed, 

only to slump again at the finish with 

an ''International Dancing Contest." 

This is composed of several acts, 

mostly of the regular program headed 

by Carmencita. She has four or five 

girls of her own going through a usual 
Spanish display. Carmencita's assist- 
ants have light voices and her own is 
not any stronger, but for a Spanish 
dancing turn for small time, they will 
do. Other contestants were the An- 
derson Sisters (who doubled) The 
Stephannoffs and LeBarbe and Maisie, 
the latter in an "Apache." Upon see- 
irg acts previously appearing return 
for the "Contest" a great number left 
the theatre, perhaps thinking another 
show was starting. The International 
thing might have gone better if made 
to move faster. 

The Stephanoffs opened the show 
with music, most of their dancing be- 
ing reserved for later. They are a 
young couple. After the ill. song (the 
singer using numbers from two pub- 
lishers), D'Armo, a juggler, came on. 
D'Armo didn't do so badly with jug- 
gling for the position given him, but 
opened the act with singing in "one." 
D'Armo should be mighty pleased to 
be called a juggler after hearing him- 
self sing. There's no sense to the ar- 
rangement. He tries for some slight 
comedy and gets it over. More might 
be attempted. The Anderson Sisters, 
who change clothes and dance, fol- 
lowed a Kinemacolor display. The 
Andersons have a double skipping rope 
dance to close with that brought them 
regular applause and made the girls 
the hit of the bill. They are changing 
costumes in view of the audience, un- 
depressed for the occasion. The girls 
find it somewhat difficult to stall be- 
tween the changes and this slows up 
the turn. Crumley and Glass, colored, 
were "No. 4," with songs and talk. 
They have a "checkers" conversational 
number with a checker board held on 
their laps, singing about the game while 
playing. It's odd for a colored couple. 
Otherwise the turn is quite ordinary. 

Alexander and Mack have some 
tramp comedy work and parodies, the 
latter a bit racy, closing with an oper- 
atic duet, in costumes of the usual sort. 
In the slapstick department "Take off 
that hat" is heavily featured, in words 
and action. 

Erno is a pianist from the Hungar- 
ian Court, whether police or royal isn't 
mentioned on the program. He can 
play the piano like the rest of 'em and 
to cinch it, puts up a medley of Ameri- 
can patriotic airs for the finals, then 
smiles sadly as he acknowledges the 
applause. Erno plays on a concert 
grand which looked very new. No 
comedy to Erno, but a couple of rags. 
He seems either a very earnest or dis- 
appointed young man. 

Iticcohono's Horses rilled in nicely 
along this time and Brooks and Harris 
happened just before the dancing con- 
test. The two-act seem to be follow- 
ing Mack and Walker as closely as 
they can, which isn't so very close after 
all, but it's another act for the small 
time. 

William Morris saw his show Mon- 
day and then left for Detroit. He is 
expected back. Sime. 



AMERICAN. 

Pretty nifty show at the American 
roof the first half of the current week. 
It starts right in from the opening act 
with class in the person of De Lisle, 
juggler, a standard big time opening 
turn. He was followed by the Three 
Musketeers in their funny skit "Fun at 
the Barracks." They were a tremend- 
ous hit with their "different" three-act. 

Tom Mahoney was third, with sev- 
eral new stories, very good. He went 
so well he had to make a speech and 
then a song, accompanied by some lu- 
dicrous stepping. The spectacle of 
Mahoney attempting to "step" ii funny 
even in contemplation. 

There is a pretty good tabloid offer- 
ing, "The Girls and the Jockey," re- 
quiring the services of an "English- 
man," his man servant, a juvenile, in- 
genue and six girls, not to mention a 

special electrician planted in the front 
row of the orchestra with a carbon 
lamp. There are several good produc- 
tion numbers with appropriate costum- 
ing in the offering and the two come- 
dians ("Englishman" and servant) are 
quite funny. There is even a little plot. 
It was quite pretentious. 

The Whirlwind DeForests gave their 
terpsichorean specialty and the re- 
maining four acts are under New Acts. 
They are Edwards and Thomas, the 
Walter N. Lawrence Players in "Na- 
ture's Nobleman," Molly Wood Stan- 
ford, The Hassmans. 

Business upstairs was not very good 
Tuesday evening. It should have been 
better for the calibre of the show. 

Jolo. 



LAFAYETTE. 

Last week marked a change In policy for the 
Lafayette on upper Seventh avenue, where 
the patronage la divided between colored and 
whltea, the new wrinkle being the addition of a 
permanent musical comedy stock company of 
colored artlata to offer afterpieces following the 
regular vaudeville bill of three or four acta. 
The new scheme showed some practical think- 
ing, for business took a Jump, and this In face 
of adverse weather conditions. 

For the last half of last week the stock out- 
fit offered what they called "The 8. 8. Hotel." 
a book consisting of old bits delivered In the 
usual mediocre way such organisations have of 
handling that paase material. 8U11 those 
"brown-skins" took It for granted the stuff 
was funny If not original and when the colored 
gentry are amused they sure laugh long and 
loud. 

Billy Harper and Allle Qllllan are the prin- 
cipal comedians, one doing heavy blackface 
handling the role of a night watchman, the 
other doing a light comedy stunt. Both are 
really funny and Qllllan in addition Is a fairly 
good dancer. He alone took honors In this de- 
partment, for while It seems natural for the 
race to dance better than the average, there Is 
no one In thli troupe who exhibited any pedal 
work except Qllllan. Sterling Rex as the hotel 
clerk had a part that required durability In 
preference to cleverness and Rex seemed dura- 
ble. As a straight, though, he Is a bit off and 
then some. 

Blanche Deas, who has acquired some little 
rep of her own In vaudeville work, landed eas- 
ily with a few numbers working along once 
and again with the chorus. Incidentally, this 
Is no shine chorus. In fact, the glrla are 
almost the whole show. There was nothing 
startling shown In ths costume department. 
The numbers were all well rendered and staged 
nicely, considering the circumstances. 

In addition to the so-called "big show" the 
vaudeville contained four good acts, including 
The Clippers. This team with some better ma- 
terial might qualify for the better grade of 
time. They sing and dance well, but ths busi- 
ness and chatter are rather aged. 

The Ahearns (white) opened the regular per- 
formance with a tame little turn, In which the 
man displayed some strength. His partner 
could develop Into a corking good equilibrist, 
and probably will. It's a small time act and 
because of a seml-sensatlonal finish can carry 
anywhere In that class. Sandwiched In be- 
tween several hundred miles of film In which 
Broncho BUI figured In several exciting roles 
were Qulnn and Qulnn, a Hinging and dancing 
turn and Maurice Wood. The hit or the hbow 
occurred between the acts when tli> <oloi* t 
lady ushers walked up an ^ down ;.vi bIh?«-s 
with hand tank* gpraylny . -ithcr a dlnlnrci?iu:jt 
or perfume around the *< »t«. hathsr a novelty, 
•h, wot? Wunn- 



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Wolff * Zadella 
Bert Melburn 
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Lyuia Barry 

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Hall ft Clark 

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Tetsuwarl Japs 

"Lasky's Hoooes" 

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Keuney ft Piatt 
Mile, Lucille 
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6 Elliotts 

KINGS (craw) 
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Bberman ft MoNaugh- 

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Tlakham ft Co 

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Bennett Sisters 
Joe Blrnes 
"Passenger Wreck" 
Palace Quartet 
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Flavilla 

Samuel Leibert Co 
Bogert A Nelson 
Wood A Wood 
Cromwells 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Alvln A Kenny 
Julia Rooney 
Archer A Belford 
' Piano Bugs" 
Bowman Bros • 
Willie Ritchie 

PANTAOES (m) 
Armstrong's Co 
Beaumont A Arnold 
Makarenko Duo 
Frlscary 
Jewell A Jordan 

South Bead, lad. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Falls A Falls 
Prltskow A Blanchard 
Armstrong A Clark 
Ed LaTell 
Ethel May 

2d half 
"Oood Morn Judge" 

Spokaae 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun. Mat.) 
Andrew Mack 
Matthews A Shayne 



"Olrl from Chicago" 
Willard A Cain 
Irene Bercseny 
Harry De Coe 
6 Hursleys 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Lohse A Sterling 
Fay A Mynn 
Hebert Frank Co 
Creighton Bros 
"Boarding House" 

PANTAOES (m) 

(Open Sun. Mst.) 
Edwin Ford Co 
Heras Family 
Davis Allen A D 
Jack Symonds 
La Bergere 

Sprlaaraela. III. 

MAJESTIC (wva) 
Nobody Starland" 

2d half 
Ramsdell Trio 
Grace Armond 
Godfrey A Henderson 
Armstrong A Clark 
Frey Twins 

Taeasaa 
EMPRESS (sc) 
W C Hoefler 
Lillian Holmes 
Broughton A Turner 
Al Herman 
Frank Stafford Co 
Moffstt LaRelne Co 

PANTAOES (m) 
Julia Ring Co 
Temple Quartet 
"Convict A Warden" 
Lelliott Bros 
Joe Carroll 
Flying Fishers 

Terr* H state, lad. 

VARIETIES (wva) 
Frank North Co 
Nlchol Nelson Co 
Billy Mann 
The Showmars 
Sherman ft Fuller 

2d half 
Milton A Nobles 
Chas Olcott 
O'Nell ft Walmsley 
Dyer A Dyer 
Williams Sisters 

Vssroevfr, B. C. 

ORPHEUM (sc) 
The Wheelers 
Barnes A Robinson 
Charlotte 
Agnes Lee Co 
Jlmmle Brltt 
Nathal Trio 

PANTAOES (m) 
Mother Goose Girls 
Emll Hoch Co 
Browning A Lewis 
Martini A Trolse 
Ruth Chsndler 
McPhee A Hill 

Tlrtorln. B. C. 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Van Cleve A Denton 
Fred H Elliott 
Vincent A Lome 
Melody Monarchs 
Hal Stephens Co 
Wrahl start abu D. C. 

VICTORIA (n-n) 
Sadie Fondeller 
Knlce A Dunn 
Blanche Latell 
Mfrte Players 
Weston School 
Street Urchins 

Waterloo, la. 

MAJESTIC (wva) 
American Troubadours 
Eva Prout 
Harry Hsywflrd Co 
Tony ft Norman 
Dewey A Dolls 
2d hair 
Kelly Shuster Co 

Wlaalpea. Caa. 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Marcou 

Lightner A Jordan 
•The Trainer" 
Exposition 4 
Booth Trio 

Parte 

ALCAZAR 
(May 10-31) 
Everhardt 
Plchel A Seal! 
Conn A Conrad 
Sisters Wright 
Ssndwlnss 
Minola Hurst 
Kar You 
Drancm 
Mile. Odys 



SHOWS NEXT WEEK, 

NEW YORK. 

"ARE YOU A CROOK?"— Longacre (3d 

week ) . 
"ARIZONA" (RpTlval)— Lyric (fid week). 
"DAMAGED GOODS"— Fulion Cnh week). 
"DIVOKCONS" ( race George)— Playhouse 

(Ttb week). 
EVANS' MINSTRELS— Grand O. H. 
"HER FIR8T DIVORCE" (Laura Hope 

Crews) -Comedy (2d week). 
"IOLANTHE" (Revival)— Casino (May 12). 
"PEG O MY HEART"— Cort <22d week). 
REPERTOIRE OK SKETCHES Princess 

(10th week). 
"ROMANCE"— Elliott (13th week). 



"THE AMAZONS" (Revival)— Empire (3d 

week) 
"THE AROYLB CA8B" (Robert H 11 Herd) — 

Criterion (21st week). 
THE F1VB FRANKFORTER8"— 30th ft 

(11th week). 
"THE OBISHA"— West 44th 8t (8th week). 
"THE HONEYMOON EXPRESS"— Winter 

Garden (ldth week). 
"THE LADY OF THE SLIPPER"— Globe 

Cttth week). 
• THE MASTER MIND" (Edmund Breese)— 

Harris (lath week). 
"THE POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL"— Hudson 

(17th week). 
"THE PURPLE ROAD"— Liberty (6th week). 
"THE SUNSHINE GIRL" (Julia Sanderson) 

—Knickerbocker (13th week). 
"THE WHIP"— Manhattan (20th week). 
"THE WOMAN"— Went End. 
"UNDER MANY FLAGS"— Hippodrome (37th 

week). 
"WIDOW BY PROXY" (May Irwin)— Cohans 

(12tb week). 
"WITHIN THE LAW"— Bltinge (36th week). 
"YEARS OF DISCRETION"— Belasco (21st 

week). 



MONEY IN COMMISSION. 

Employment agency commissioner 
Robinson has filed his annual report 
for the year ending May 1, a portion 
of which is given over to theatrical em- 
ployment offices. 

In the past twelve months his office 
approved of 112,900 contracts between 
performers and managers. On these 
contracts, computing commissions at 
the rate of the legitimate 5 per cent, 
allowed by law, over $500,000 was paid 
into agencies. This does not provide 
for the amounts paid to personal "man- 



agers," "representatives/ 



etc. 



The commissioner, in his report, sets 
the average yearly income of the vau- 
deville player for the past 52 weeks at 
$2,400. Of course this gives one no 
line on the headliners' income, nor that 
of the individual player. The figures 
include all people playing in sketches 
or acts, even in the most minor capaci- 
ties. 



EARLY SUMMER HURTS TABS. 

Chicago, May 7. 

Boyle Woolfolk, the largest of the 
tabloid dealers, says the advanced warm 
spell is working hardships on the tab 
producers. The early closing of the 
theatres have left the producers with 
several shows up in the air. It has 
necessitated the shifting about of routes 
and laying off. 

Mr. Woolfolk is hopeful of having 
the complete route of the John Cort 
houses laid out by next week. He is 
also trying to interest park managers 
in tabs. This would be an innovation 
for a summer park and the policy will 
probably appeal to many. 

The Lyceum at Memphis starts a 
policy of tabs May 12. "The Honey- 
moon Trail" will be the first show to 
play the house, coming over from Bir- 
mingham. The shows will follow this 
route over the Jake Wells time in the 
future. 



MOVING YONKERS PEOPLE. 

Yonkers, N. Y., May 7. 
The Warburton theatre stock, Carl 
Hunt, manager, closes a long success- 
ful stay here tomorrow night. This is 
the company which Corse Payton and 
Manager Hunt will move almost intact 
to the Park, New York, for a summer 
run. 

Edna Earle Andrews, almost killed 
several months ago by a fall here down 
a hotel elevator shaft, was out of the 
bill last week and she went to New 
York for the first time since her acci- 
dent to visit old friends. 



COMM'R ROBINSON'S OPINION. 

As a result of a number of acts ob- 
taining court judgments against the M. 
R. Sheedy office in the Commissioner 
of Licenses May 2 Commissioner Her- 
man Robinson declared in the presence 
of Sheedy and other theatrical men 
present that, if he had his way, there 
would be no vaudeville booking agent. 

The Commissioner said the agent was 
a useless quantity and should not exist. 
He further said that the business be- 
tween agent and artist was carried on 
too loosely. He asserted the remedy 
lay with the actor, who if he came 
forth with the evidence and would ap- 
pear when the case was called they 
could eventually eliminate the agent. 
Mike Sheedy opined in Robinson's of- 
fice that the artist, if he wanted to, 
could put every agent out of business. 

Sheedy and his office associates, Kir- 
by and Edelman, were before the com- 
missioner for four hours on complaint 
of acts that Sheedy's agency had failed 
to pay full salaries and that fake book- 
ings had been entered. The acts get- 
ting court satisfaction were Howard 
and Linder, booked to open in Law- 
rence, Mass., but informed on arrival 
there they were not booked, Perry and 
Elliott and Peak's Marionettes. Charles 
Maxwell's case was settled by Sheedy 
out of court, Sheedy admitting his lia- 
bility to the tune of $55. 

The Sheedy agency shouldered the 
blame on the personal representatives 
of the office, but the commissioner re- 
fused to see it in that light. 

Although the artists concerned are 
members of the White Rats' Actors' 
Union, none of the W. R. A. U. legal 
representatives were present. Sheedy 
told Robinson he would settle with 
each complainant through the commis- 
sioner's office. 



ACROSS THE BRINY 

J. Giampietro, comedian of the Met- 
ropol theatre, is the most popular actor 
in Berlin and only gets $250 a week. 
Considered an enormous salary there. 

Kaiser Wilhelm is in the show busi- 
ness. He owns the Berlin Zoological 
Gardens. 

There are no bill posters in Berlin. 
A. H. Woods told Jake Rosenthal to 
cover the boards in front of his new 
Cines Palast and Jake hired a paper 
hanger to do the work. 

Marguerita Sylva sang "Carmen" at 
one of the opera houses in Berlin for 
which she received a smile and two 
minutes conversation from the Kaiser. 
Maggie is negotiating with the "Cines" 
people to pose as Carmen for the 
movies. 

Whittaker Ray, one of the Henry B. 
Harris agents, is trying hard to speak 
French in Paris. 

John H. Springer lost a nice bundle 
of German coin in a small moving pic- 
ture house in Berlin. The landlord 
would very much like to have friend 
Springer come back. 



TWO WATSONS ON WHEEL. 

The burlesque wheel next season will 
have two Billy Watsons. One is now 
with Hurtig & Seamon's "Girls from 
Happyland" (Eastern). Billy Watson 
with his "Beef Trust" (Western) is 
going into the merged wheel next sea- 
son under the franchise issued to Geo. 
W. Rife. 

At a meeting of the Columbia 
Amusement Co. directors last week, 
serious objection is said to have been 
raised by Jules Hurtig over Watson's 
admission as a star attraction, on the 
ground the wheel already had one Wat- 
son, which was sufficient. He was out- 
voted. 



PROTECTING GORDON'S PARENTS. 

Following the death of Cliff Gordon, 
the German comedian, his former part- 
ners, Bobby North and Aaron Hoff- 
man, have placed sufficient assets in 
his estate to net $30,000 in cash, which 
has been placed in trust for the benefit 
of Gordon's parents for life. 

The deceased's interest in the cor- 
poration of the Gordon & North 
Amusement Co. remains. 

The renewal of the leases on the bur- 
lesque franchises formerly held by Cliff 
Gordon and Bobby North as individuals 
has been taken by Messrs. North and 
Hoffman, also as individuals, at the 
request of the franchise holder, L. Law- 
rence Weber, but the shows will be 
operated for the corporation. 

But one burlesque show on the Wheel 
will be put out by Gordon & North 
next season. The Abe Leavitt Colum- 
bia Amusement Co. franchise expired. 
The firm had leased it. One of the 
two Weber franchises has been leased 
to the Columbia Amusement Co., which 
in turn leased it to Henry P. Dixon. 
The other Weber franchise will have 
Gordon & North's "Girls from the Gay 
White Way" as its standard bearer. 

Mr. Dixon may call his new produc- 
tion "The Belles from Beauty Row." 
He has had "The Big Revue" on the 
Western Wheel for several seasons. 



ENGAGED FOR COLUMBIA. 

Harry Armer, musical director of the 
Sam Howe "Love Makers" Co., and 
Florence Bennett, Steffe Amberson, 
Astor Four, Fred Nolan and Joe Fish- 
er, have been re-engaged for the sum- 
mer at the Columbia, New York. 



MARION'S SECOND SHOW. 

Da*ve Marion will have his name 
above two shows next season, on the 
burlesque Wheel. His new one will ap- 
pear under the Gus Hill franchise, 
which now operates "The Gay Mas- 
queraders." 

The new Marion production will be 
called Marion's "Dreamlands," and the 
present Marion company, "Marion's 
Own Show." 



Ben Wilson, a stock favorite who heeded 
the call of the picture camera, Is now doing 
with the Edison Co. 



F. E. Moore's photoplay production of "Hia- 
watha" opened a two weeks' engagement at 
the Berkeley theatre last Saturday evening. 
The story Is shown from the birth of the 
Child of Wonder to his Inspiring sailing 
away to the Islands of the Blessed. Robert 
Stuart Plgott recited the poem as the scenes 
were displayed on the screen. 



VARIETY 



23 



PARIS 



By E. O. IENDUW 

00 BUtv« St. Dldlar 



on the bill. A sketch that Is only worthy of a 
No. t place on the Majestic program Is not 
worth playing*. Seeley and West, a comedy 
mualcal act. opened the program and didn't 
■tart anything. The turn la weak In all de- 
partments. DABH. 



Paris, April 29. 
The Casino music hall season at Eng- 
hien les Bains, near Paris (a resort 
where gambling is permitted) opened 
last week. There is an excellent vaude- 
ville show. 

C. M. Ercole has returned to la ville 
lumiere, and is in control of the Paris 
office of Braff. Lapin, late of Foster's 
London, has been sent to the French 
branch as secretary. 

Nothing seems to have been settled 
concerning the future of the Folies 
Bergere, and the probability is Clement 
Bannel will remain as manager next 
season. New combinations have been 
spoken of every 24 hours for the past 
month, commencing with Butt, Chariot 
of the London Alhambra, Walter de 
Frece, the Berlin Wintergarten people, 
Jacques Charles of the Paris Olympia, 
Marinelli, Quinson of the Palais Royal 
and Marigny, the Moss Empires folks, 
and so on. As a matter of fact in- 
quiries have been instigated by nearly 
all these parties, with a view of con- 
trolling the Folies Bergere, but all ne- 
gotiations fell through for one cause 
or another. The house is difficult to 
manage, and the conditions of the lease 
so complicated that keen men of busi- 
ness fight shy of such an enterprise. 



The Theatre des Champs Elysees, as 
an extra opera house in the gay city, is 
not meeting with the success antici- 
pated, and although the programs are 
of the best, with Mme. Melba and Jan 
Kubelik on one bill, it is feared the 
financial results will not be satisfac- 
tory. 

"The Arcadians" is running nicely at 
the Olympia. The reappearince of 
Max Dearly on the music hall stage is 
proving a draw at this fashionable 
house. 

• 

Henri Bernstein, whose last comedy, 
"Le Secret," with Mme. Simone, is a 
success at the Bouffes Parisieni, is tak- 
ing over the theatre. According to the 
rules of the Society of Authors a man- 
ager cannot produce his own works, 
but this clause was recently relin- 
quished in favor of Sacha Guitry, as 
reported, and the same privilege will 
be granted to Bernstein when he as- 
sumes the management of the Bouffes. 
But it is stipulated that he shall not 
produce more than one of his own 
pieces each year. Bernstein says this 
is quite enough, as he can hardly write 
a play every year. 

"Magic City" was opened as a sum- 
mer resort last Sunday. 



CORRESPONDENCE 

Unless otherwise ■»ted, the following; report! are for the current week. 



CHWL ? D L" EEMW CHICAGO 

In Charge _ M _ MMM1 ^^____„ 



VARIETY'S CHICAGO OFFICE t 

MAJESTIC TBEATRE BUILDING 



MAJESTIC (Lyman B. Olover, mgr. ; agent, 
Orphoum Circuit). — The show at the Majfstlc 
la somewhat of an Improvement over what It 
has been for the paat few weeks, but It Is 
still a long- way from a good show. It Is 
talky, altogether too talky. Anyone hooking 
a show with Edwards Davis' "Kingdom of 
Destiny" should keep shy of any other talk 
on the bill. They liked the "Kingdom" at 
the Monday matinee, only fair In attendance, 
but It must have been flying above the domes 
of many In the house. It's an "Everywom.in" 
Idea, being purely allegorical. 25 minutes 
without a laugh or an emotion of any sort 
aroused Is about enough talk for any bill. 
Gould and Ashlyn closed the show, although 
billed for next to closing. Hanlon & Clifton. 
programed to finish off. didn't show. It was 
a tough spot for Gould and Ashlyn, for the 
audience waa tired out when the "Kingdom" 
act was over. The couple, however, passed 
exceedingly well. Georgette, a young girl, 
was well down In the second half of the pro- 



gram. The spot under ordinary circumstances 
would be too big for her. The girlie, prob- 
ably 14 or IS years old, is clever, but her act 
is poorly arranged and she does no more than 
a great many children do In the parlor for 
the family after dinner. The "Wedding" song 
should come out altogether. The kiddle Is 
doing too much as It Is. The act finishes 
twice. Georgette got over very nicely. Jo 
Boganny's Lunatic Baker* put some real life 
In the bill. The net is full of fire and always 
on the Jump. They were a big hit. Joe 
Keaton, Bert Melrose and Joe Jackson all 
haw little bits In the Boganny act. Mile. 
Lucille and "Cockle" hnd no trouble what- 
ever. The act N a novelty and Mile. Lucille 
has a valuable bird In "Cockle." The woman, 
however, sells her wnrea very well and de- 
serves all of the credit. The act Is interest- 
ing and away from the general run. It is 
good for nny of the hlg time vaudeville pro- 
grams. The Besson Players did a sketch In 
"No. I." They should never have been placed 



Wanted for Barney Gerard's "Follies off the 

Day" (Playing Eastern Wheel) . Juvenile, 5 feet, 
ll'inches. Must sing and dance. Man to play Eng- 
lishman. Also two'small ponies and six show girls. 
BARNEY GERARD, Inc., 1547 Broariway,KewYork(Soi(e313314> 



K! LOOK I 

AT LIBERTY FOR NEXT SEASON 



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BILLIE RITCHIE (T W S 

Starring 7th Season in "Around the Clock." 
Many thanks to A. H. Woods and Jack Sinrcr for offer 

Address 364 West 46th Street, NEW YORK 



KEDZlfl (J. Malcolm, mgr.; aa^nt. W. V 
A.).— The tint hair* bill made very food en- 
tertainment. There waa no bla; nam* nor a 
hesdllner of any account, but the five-act pro- 
gram made a smooth running, entertaining 
ahow. Hr.d the aketch which occupied the 
center position on the bill come up to the 
other offering*, the ahow would have gone 
even further than an entertaining bill and 
would have been a slap bang vaudeville ar- 
rangement, strong enough to satisfy the most 
fastidious. There la .much to these one -how* 
and-a-half vaudeville programs. A lot of 
entertainment can be aqueesed Into that time 
and It sets away from any possibility of a 
drag. Even s weak ahow doesn't seem as bad 
for sn hour and a half. There Is one man 
who attends the Monday and Thursday first 
shows st the Kedxl* claimed to be the orig- 
inal of the gag. "He waa laughing when he 
bought hla ticket." Thla fellow la some audi- 
ence. He alta as much by himself as Is pos- 
sible, and la the original appreciative kid. A 
show can't Hop with this fellow on hand and 
he makes the sixth act on all the Kedale bills. 
The only one about the house who can't see 
him Is Eddie Hayman. He has Eddie's Nanny 
running all over the place, but the laughing 
boy Is orderly In every way. Marshal Mont- 
gomery got the laugh of the evening on a 
nifty put over st the boy's expense, but he 
didn't get It at nil. and lust went on laughing 
and applauding Marshall to his heart'a content. 
He even liked Montgomery's opening, which 
Is not ss effective ss the ventriloquist seems 
to Imagine. There Is no need for the song 
without the dummy. Otherwise all agreed 
with the good audience, that Marsh does a 
very neat ventrlloqulal apeclalty. classy, clean 
and clever. The one-man audience got a 
good etart from Work and Play, who opened 
the show with a snap. They atarted the boy 
going great and he had hard work to ke»p 
up with them. He was about aeven beata 
behind In hla applause all through. The boys 
should slip In some new Incidental mnslc. 
Their present medley la years behind. Charles 
Otcott pleased the hoy Immensely. He was 
laughing when Charlie came on end he never 
quit until he had finished the Hebrew bit at 
the piano. M«ny loud thumps f«r thU on**. 
The I.averne Barber Plsyers didn't hit the 
boy rery hard, although he broke In once or 
twice with applause. The act Is a rural 
comedy pathetic Incident poorly nut together 
and only fairly well played. It la not heavy 
enough for a bill of thla week's Kedale 
calibre. The good audience walked out on 
the Majestic Musical Four and we have to 
ellp him something for that. The Pour made 
a very good closlne* number. Their musical 
selections are excellent and the plsvlng «•■«♦ 
rate. The weakness Ilea In the comedy. Thla 
should he confined to business wlrh the min*'c. 
The talk should be eliminated entirely. The 
boys use the change of costume Ides, some- 
what after the msnner of the Expos'tlon Four. 
A first rate closing number for the five-act 
vaudeville programs. DASH. 



PAT.ACE MTTflTC HATJ, (Mort H. fllne-er. 
mer : agents. Ornheum rircult> — The talking 
movies dlemnted the show Monday sfter- 
poon and snollrrt whnt otherwise mlaht have 
he#»n a fnlrly rood bill. They were hilled on 
aecond. hut for some reason or other were 
shoved down to the star snot. ThU did no 
good, however, for the audience flM not want 
tfcem. and they were hooted and leered at nnd 
there was so much noloe In the auditorium 
It wss lmnna«lhle to henr a word. Bom* of 
fh« neontp mocked the volcea. *n^ the who'e 
affair w-»s a fiasco from heelnnlng to end. 
Pnhf>rt T. Ha'nea and his c^mnanv gnve * 
verv ronn" account of t^emselva In a tense 
one-act aketch cnllrd "The Coward." which 
ends In a good stiff flsht. This was well 
acted snd got over nicely with the eudlenee, 
who recalled Mr. Halnea and his players sev- 
eral tlmea after the flnsl curtsln. Another 
set of some little moment wss thst afforded 
by Marie McParlsnd. who bills herself as the 
"American Melha." flhe has a good voice, and 
Is accompanied bv a masked soprano who Is 
billed as "Madame?" Both sing well, snd 
their program wss varied. Pert T.evv had a 
spot near the opening where he fitted In snd 
did fairly well. He did not sronso snv vast 
smount of enthusiasm, hut held his «"dlenee. 
Eahert Van Alstyne. and the T,oos Brothers 
stirred un much apnlause with their lively 
sonr 8 R nd novel stunts. F>nney. Nohody A 
Plntt. a freak act. csme early In the bill 
These two men. who mnke a big play on the 
word "nobody." did fairly well. John E. 
Haiaard had the spot next to closing and he 
found much favor with the audience. Intro- 
ducing himself he said: "1 trust that my 
monolog will go better than the one whlrh 
has preceded me." referring to the tnlklng 
movies. Mr. Hazzard pulled a number of old 
stories and a few new onea. and he got many 
a good laugh and plenty of earnest applause 
Volant had the closing spot with his flying 
plnno. and he held the people In their seats 
until the finish. Jed and Ethel Dooley hail 
the opening. The bill waa all shot to pieces. 
and did not follow the set program at all. 
The house was very well filled and was In n 
mood to be entertained. REED. 



HALSTFD EMPRESS (Take Taaac. m*r.>. 
There was a little too much of sameness In 
the hill for the first hslf In this house, al- 
though some of the acts got over well "The 
Girl In the Vase" had headline flnn-. l t is 
a farce with a little too much nnnrlinon* In 
It. George M. George nn«l ten oihi-rs dis- 
ported themselves In this nr». The action 
takes place In an antique ntinp. It Is well 
dressed and his some nurprl»«-s. Biiyone 
Whipple and Walter Houston were seen In 
another sketch, this one caii.-d ■•Spooks." It 
was diverting In places. WInHeh and I'oore 
were on In another sketch callerl "No Tres- 
pasalng." This has excellent acenlc effects 



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HERE HE IS! 



JACQUES E. ABRAHAMS. 

The Man who made the ladies of the theatrical profession sit 
up and take notice, wondering how he could sell $50.00 dresses for 
$20.00 and $25.00. 

If you missed last week's bargains, here's another wonderful 
sale: — 



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Mail Orders Promptly Filled 



and la well dresaed. It passed nloaly. Harry 
Antrim did some Imitations that helped aome. 
Beth Stone assisted by Al Hlnes and John 
Fenton, were on early In the bill, and Matt 
Ketft', a d nor soloist, displayed a good voice 
and an engaging presence. REED. 



WILLARD (Jones. Llnick & Schaeffei 
mgrs.: J. (J. Burch, bua. mgrg.). — Much that 
was good hud iilHcf |n this bill the first half. 
There was plenty of fun on tap, and several 
very good nov« lty acts. Grade Emmett and 
her < ompany had the best spot and played 
"Mrs. Murphy's Second Husband," a farcelet 
with considi rable spirit and not a little ho rue 
play. The audience found It diverting*. Claude 
Golden, billed as an Australian card expert, 
did some very good tricks In a novel style 
and passed. Three Dancing Bugs, who open 
In Rube dress and change to very pretty 
gowns later, dance well and were well re- 
ceived, Reed'a Bull Dogs had the opening 
spot and started things to going with a rush. 
The doga played ball and performed numer- 
ous Interesting feats. The Bounding Patter- 
sons closed. They offered a few new feats 
and some old ones, and were successful In get- 
ting some applause. The Klnemacolor pic- 
tures were especially interesting. "The House 
That Jack Built" was the subject, and It 
was full of good comedy, well photographed 
and caused a atlr. Lawson and Namon. 
Francis Murphy, Lancton, Lucier and Co., 
the American Newsboys Quartet and the 
Dancing Mars were on the last half. 

REED. 



CORT (U. J. Hormanr. mgr. ). — feature 
film drawing well. 

OARRICK (Asher Le.y. mgi . ).— ' When 
Dreams Come True,' doing exccl'-nt b-.i&l- 
ness. An extra matinee Thursday has been 
Instituted to fill a demind. 

OLYMPIC (Ray West. mgr). — Picture. 
One day last week 3,500 people entered the 
house. 

McVICKER'S (George C. Warren, mgr.)- 
Feature film opened Monday. 

POWER'S (Harry J. Powers, mgr.; Harry 
Chappell. bus. mgr.). — "The Money Moon" 
doing good business with the new bargain 
prices of 60 cents, which goes Into effect at 
8 and 2 o'clock. 

PRINCESS (Will Singer, mgr.).— William 
Collier in "Never Say Die." Will run until 
July 1. 

FINE ARTS (Albert Perry, mgr.). — Edith 
Wynn Mathison in "The Terrible Meek" and 
other plays. 

ILLINOIS (Will J. Davis, mgr.).— Blanche 
Ring in "When Claudia Smiles," picking up 
a little. May run remainder of month. 

VICTORIA (Alfred Spink, mgr.).— "A Ro- 
mance of the Underworld." 

CROWN (Albert Spink, mgr.).— "The Third 
Degree." with Sarah Paden. 

NATIONAL (John Barrett, mgr.). — 
"Mother." 

IMPERIAL (Klimt & Gazzolo, mgrs.). — 
"The Yoke." 

WHITE CITY (Messrs. Belfeld. mgrs.).— 
Thavlu and his band and numerous attrac- 
tions. 

GT. NORTHERN HIP. (Fred Eberts, mgr). 
— Circus and vaudeville acts. 



G. O. H. (Harry Ridings, mgr.). —George 
M. Cohan In "Broadway Jones." Business 
fallen away a little, but dtill fair. 



In an endeavor to get the Olympic started 
with Its picture policy "paper" is being scat- 
tered to the four winds. The free tickets are 
distributed with each ticket purchased at the 
Majestic, and on every hand there are tickets 
by the handful to be had. The house should 
be worked into a winner as a picture propo- 
sition. It has everything In Its favor. 



Ravlnla Park, the exclusive North Shore 
resort, will open the season June 28 with the 
Thomas orchestra, which will hold forth for 
a month. After that, grand opera will be In- 
stalled for six weeks In conjunction with the 
orchestra. 



Burglars entered the home of Abe Ja- 
cobs, stage manager of the Majestic, May 1 
and got away with money. Jewelry and sev- 
eral mementoes, among the latter being a 
handsome Smith & Wesson revolver, which 
had been given to Mr. Jacobs by Andy Ro- 
han, one of the most famous of Chicago's 
policemen. Sadie Jacobs lost a new purse and 
a number of bills. The burglars entered 
while the family watched a picture show. 
Mrs. Jacobs returned as the men were work- 
ing. They locked her out, and while she 
was trying to get In. escaped through a back 
window. 



The Van Dyke Eaton dramatic stock com- 
pany opened at the Casino Sunday. This 
house has been playing pop vaudeville for 
tho past year. 



The Hull House Players, who have offered 
numerous good plays during the past year 
or so at the Hull House theatre, will sail for 
Europe In June. 



<N'at Nazzaro will he the headline act at the 
opening of Ramona Park, Grand Rapids, May 
18. 



W. W. Decker, nn the road for Mort H. 
Singer ns manager of "The Heartbreakers." 
Is now the press agent for the Palace Music 
Hall In place of Louis Macloon. 



Members of the Blackfrlars. the dranr.Mic 
club of the T'nlverslty of Chicago gave the 
first performance of their annual play, "The 
Pranks of raprlka." at Mandel Hall. Friday 
night. May 2 The second performance Is 
scheduled for May 9. 



Ernie Young, formerly treasurer of the 
American Music Hall and more recently en- 
gaged In the mercantile business, will sail for 
England In a fortnight, where, he will look 
after the settlement of an estate, 



Challenge 

Aa there ha* been considerable knecklng 
of oar net by ether dancers and wonld-be 
dancers, wn behalf of 

THE 
FRASERS 

CHARACTER NOVELTY DANCERS, now 

finishing their season of 37 weeks as Principal 
Dancers at the NEW YORK HIPPODROME, 
and SPECIALLY ENGAGED for the concert 
with the "TWO BILLS" Show to open May 
19 for Season 1913, 

I HEREBY CHALLENGE ANY ACT 
In America doing legitimate character novelty 
dancing for 9200.00 (Two Handled Dollars); 
only conditions that act accepting challenge 
be a recognised standard act — 1. e. : mast have 
worked In vaudeville at least SO weeks oat of 
one year, and Judges mast have at least a 
rudimentary knowledge of the terpslchorean 
art and Its positions. 

Address all communications to 
J. DOUGLAS WILLIAMSON, 
(are Variety, N. T. of The Frasrrx 



The American, Davenport, closes this week 
for the heated spell. Several other theatres 
in the middle west will close for the sum- 
mer during the next two weeks. 



Maude Daniels Is no longer in the Cabaret 
Department of the Western Vaudeville Man- 
agers' Association. George Van Is sole caba- 
ret man now and from the present outlook 
will have no trouble in handling cabaret 
affairs over the summer. 



Bob Hall Is playing an extended engage- 
ment at Bismarck Gardens. Bob was a big 
hit for the past six weeks where he caught on 
with the clasay clientele of the "Loop" res- 
taurant. 



Demarest and Charbot have been placed 
by Jim McKowen for a trip over the Or- 
pheum parks. 



Ethel McDonough has been laying off in 
Chicago for the past two weeks. She is the 
guest of Mrs. Walter Keefe, who has been 
doing some lavish entertaining for the erst 
while drummer and diving girl. 



Aillsky's Hawalians have been routed over 
the Pantages Circuit by Jim Matthews. The 
act opens at Edmonton May 12. 



Extra Thursday matinees were shoved In 
at the Garrlck this week for "When Dreams 
Come True." Phillip Bartholomae Instituted 
an Innovation by paying pro rata to all the 
players for the extra session. 



Dan Quinlan and Vic Richards, who have 
been appearing In "The Quack Dentist," for 
the past few years, will soon have a new act 
called "The Monroe Doctrine." It will call 
for five people, and a baritone from England 
will be brought over for one of the principal 
roles. 



Messrs. Kettering A Buckley have disposed 
of their sketch, "Life." to George Salisbury 
and Gwendolln DeLaney, who will open In 
it ahortly. 

Among the new features at the "White 
City" this year will be a working model of 
the Panama Canal. A. F. Thavlu will open 
with his band for one week, and then the 
White City Band will be put In, with Chave- 
ller Emanuel as conductor. Travelogues 
called "Around the World In Eighteen 
Weeks." will also be a new feature. 

Rodney Ranous and Marie Nelson closed 
with "The Blindness of Virtue" at the Im- 
perial Saturday night. The show has two 
more weeks on the road. 

Among the future bookings for the Wilson 
are: Ben Welch. Clarice Vance, Belle Baker. 
Mile. Adele Lagarde and Trovato. 

A. J. Gllllngham, owner of the Columbia 
and Orpheum theatres at Grand Rapids, 
stated this week that his renovated New 
Empire In the same city would be ready to 
open June 19. $50,000 has been spent In the 
remodeling the house, which will seat 
around 600. It Is expected to be the hand- 
somest theatre devoted exclusively to pic- 
tures In this section of the country. 



Gerald Fitzgerald, who became quite popu- 
lar with the bunch In his very short time as 
head of the Butterfleld office in the Majestic 
Building, was shifted to the tall grass of 
Kalamazoo last Saturday to have a rent and 
Incidentally look over Mr. Butterfleld's hous.' 
In the town. 



More movies arc going up all the time. The 
newest Is at 6Sd street and So. Park, which 
will have a seating capacity of 700. 



Bessie Morton, while stepping off a car 
here last week, waa thrown and injured.. 



VARIETY 



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EVA TANGUAY 

Says: 

I am having the surprise of my life this week in Jersey City, having heard 
that was a way station on the Pennsylvania. But 

Eva Tanguay's Cyclonic Vaudeville 

IS TAKING ALL RECORDS AT THE MAJESTIC THEATRE 
and is placing Jersey City on our very best theatrical maps. 

ASTONISHED! That doesn't express it. They told me it couldn't be 
done; that a vaudeville manager failed to make big time vaudeville pay 
in Jersey City and had to change his theatre there into moving pictures. 

I DISLIKE TO TALK ABOUT MY DRAWING POWERS, OF 
COURSE, BUT 

And they told me you can't do business in hot weather. So now we 
are going to the Pacific Coast over the Cort time. 

We shall see. Wish me luck. Thanks! 









SAN FRANCISCO 

By HARRY BONNELL 

VARIETY'S 
SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE 

PANTAGE8' THEATRE BLDO. 
Phone, Douglass till 



CORT (Homer F. Curran, nigra.; Shuberta). 
—"The Tlk Tok Man of Oi"; third and last 
week. Next. Eddie Foy, In "Over the River." 

COLUMBIA (Oottlob, Marx ft Co.. mgrs.; 
K. ft B.). — Maude Adams. In "Peter Pan," 
revival. Next, Frances Starr In "Case of 
Becky." 

ALCAZAR (Belasco ft Mayer, nigra.). — Chas. 
Waldron and Madeleine Louis in dramatic 
stock. 



The talking pictures that the management 
of the Hippodrome has been heralding lately, 
were Introduced last week for the first time. 
For sychronous and phonetic Imperfections, 
these "talkers" have It on the Edison klneto- 
phone. If such a thing as that la possible. 
Very wisely, the creator of the "Hip" offer- 
ing does not reveal his Identity by any cur- 
tain or acreen announcement. 



Jules Slmpaon has signalized his return here 
as booking representative of the Brennan- 
Puller Australian vaudeville circuit by reopen- 
ing offices In Pantages* theatre building. 



Genevieve Lee Is out of the Ted McLaln tab- 
loid stock company at the Majeitlc through 
Nines*. 



The Five Columbiana were jumped from 
here to Loa Angeles a week or ao ago on the 
Pantages circuit instead of being allowed to 
Play Oakland and Sacramento, both Interven- 
ing Pantagea houaea. 



At the conclusion of their present Pantagea 
tour at San Diego a few weeka hence, Grim 
and Elliott are scheduled to sail from here 
to Australia to open on the Rlckard circuit. 
Before their departure, Elliott la to bt married 
to "Billy" Mullen, a "singing single, coast 
defender" whose home Is In Los Ansrelca. The 
wedding will take place In San Diego. 



The draught believed to have been given to 
Grauman and Gorham'a "Chicken Ball" act 
at the Empress by a severe panning in the 
columns of a local morning newspaper had 
the effect of that offering being held over 
there last week. A special placard at one 
end of the stage announced that the hold- 
over was the result of a "popular demand," 
but those who are familiar with the mana- 
gerial doings at the Empress are more in- 
clined to believe that the "second week" was 
due more than anything else to the Interest, 
financially and otherwise, that Sid Grauman 
has in the act. The attraction opened the 
show, midway between two films, and in that 
way did not have the same "crabbing" effect 
on the regular circuit show as was evidenced 



pected to become a state law here is that in 
all theatrical artists' contracts the name of 
the person responsible for transportation must 
be specified and if paid by the performer, the 
average coat between the various points In the 
itinerary, must be specified also. Another 
important provision prohibits the splitting 
of commission fees between booking agen- 
cies and any representative or member of a 
concern engaging talent. The penalty for the 
violation of any part of the legislation la a 
fine or imprisonment, or both, aa the courts 
may direct. 



Jack Bayle and Leah Patsy have returned 
from a tour of the Orient and are playing for 
Bert Levey. 




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the week before, except to leave a generally 
bad flavor behind It. The act aeemed to have 
been toned down considerably on the repeat 
and much of the opening week'a suggestlve- 
ness eliminated. The old "Frisco Town" song 
number, notorious for the bald head kissing 
business, was again In evidence, but the ter- 
ribly overworked stunt failed to score. It died 
an easy death, only one bare pate receiving 
the osculator caress of the Valeaka Suratt 
Imitator. Really the only redeeming feature 
of the whole offering, If such it might be 
termed, was the Texas Tommy dancing con- 
test, and to San Franciscans, this sort of en- 
tertainment Is no longer a novelty. 

A couple of very salient points. In the n»»v 
employment agency bill that Is shortly ex- 



An interlocutory decree of divorce was 
granted to Walter Smith, an attache of Pan- 
tages, thla city, April 26. Desertion waa 
charged In the complaint. The divorcee Myr- 
tle Smith, la alleged to have left her hus- 
band very auddenly In Nebraska. They were 
married Dec. 26, 1896. 



A late concession granted by the Panama- 
Paclflc Exposition directors Is that of "The 
Pagoda," a Chinese tea garden attraction 
that Is being promoted by a coterie of wealthy 
celestials headed by Jim Wong and Fung 
Ming of the local Chinatown colony. A fea- 
ture is to be an elaborate production of Wil- 
low Townr, one of the landmarks of China, 
nituatcd a abort dlatnnce from Hhanghnl. In 
the neighborhood of $100,000 Ih to lie Hjn-nt 



on the concession, according to a statement 
made by the projectors, and it will occupy a 
space with a frontage of 86 feet, with a depth 
of 260 feet 



Another attraction added lately to Idora 
Park, Oakland, la two earloada of oatrlches 
brought from Pasadena. They are to bo the 
nucleus of what will bo known no the Idora 
ostrich form. 



Oeorge J. Gardiner, a canvassman with the 
Sells-Floto shows, waa severely injured April 
29 In Oakland by "Mama Mary," an elephant. 
Gardiner's Injuries consisted of fractured ribs 
and Internal harm. He was taken to the Re- 
ceiving Hospital for treatment. Hla home Is 
in Jacksonville. Fla. The animal that did 
the damage la reported to be a vicious brute 
and la credited with having killed a woman 
laat aummer at Riverside, Cal.. and when the 
show played Venice, attacked Prank Tarn- 
men, brother of the owner, and but for the 
timely Intervention of a trainer, would prob- 
ably have killed him. 



The preparatory work of clearing away the 
debrla In the excavation of the proposed new 
theatre that Q. M. Anderson and his business 
aaaoclatea are shortly to erect on the site of 
the old Alcasar theatre, oppoalte the Orpheum 
In O'Parrell atreet, this city, waa brought to 
a halt April 29 when a high pressure water 
main underneath the sidewalk at that point, 
burst from some unexplained cauae and pro- 
duced a huge cave-in that extended nearly to 
the cable car tracks. The cavity was Soon 
filled with water and several automoDllea and 
wagona and horses that were on the spot of 
the cave-in, were ahortly floating about In the 
whirlpool. Theae Included the private touring 
car of "Broncho Billy." aa Anderson Is known 
In "movleland." The damage waa confined 
to property losses by the city and a few Indi- 
viduals. 



Edward Scott, stricken with appendicitis a/ ( 
few weeks ago while playing a part here In a 
"f'hlnatown" act at Pantagea, has been din- 
charged fum the Central Emergency Hos- 
pital, where he underwent an operation, 
is ronvalenclng steadily. 



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Before sailing for Honolulu, Blllle Reeves 
played a week's engagement at the Majestic 
theatre for the Western States Vaudeville As- 
sociation, and was Just about as near a sen- 
sation aa It Is possible for a single vaudeville 
act ever to be. He smashed all previous box 
office records of the house by close to a 
* thousand admissions and Is thought so well 
of by the management he holds an optional 
agreement for a return date when he comes 
baciv from Hawaii. 



When B. J. Carroll, the Australian amuse- 
ment promoter and manager who arrived here 
the other day, reaches England, one of his 
missions will be to Journey up Scotland way 
for the purpose of conferring with Harry 
Lauder, regarding the arrangements for the 
latter's tour of the Antipodes next season. 
Carroll Is financially Interested with the Aus- 
tralian concert and lyceum bureau of J. «Y N. 
Tate company In the Lauder tour, which is 
scheduled to open April 11. 1914, In Mel- 
bourne. The Scotch comedian's contract calls 
for a total of 22 weeks In Australia, with a 
two weeks' layoff In the center of the en- 
gagement. He will sail from this country 
at the conclusion of his next American tour. 



For the second consecutive season, H. H. 
Tammen of the Sells-Floto shows, appears 
to be demonstrating very clearly that outdoor 
advertising Is not absolutely necessary to the 
financial success of an amusement venture. 



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With, but limited outside billing matter and 
with only the customary circus display adver- 
tising space and the attendant advance no- 
tices In the local daily newspapers, the Tam- 
men outfit was able to open here laat Thurs- 
day practically to capacity for a four days' 
engagement. Known as "the circus that does 
not belong to a trust" and showing at the 
popular general admission price of twenty- 
five cents, and with a street parade on the 
opening day, the circus did a business that 
put a dent in the attendance of about every 
one of the numerous pop vaudeville theatres 
in the city. Taken as a whole, the three rings 
of the Sells-Floto exhibition offer a big lot 
of good entertainment for the money. For 
equine novelties, the exhibits arranged by 
Equestrian Director Rhoda Royal probably 
excel those of any other tent show out this 
season. In fact, there appears to be such a 
preponderance of riding skill displayed that 
the program of twenty-seven features fails to 
balance evenly at times. If there Is a weak 
spot in the show, and there does seem to be, 
it is a conspicuous absence of aerial trapese 
acts. In that particular department, the 
Kester Family, double trapezlsts. have a mo- 
nopoly. There is a variety of ladder turns 
and equilibrium offerings in which Howard 
and Welles, Dracula, Maud Johnson, Ida 
Mnlco. Mae Kelly, Leach and Wallen, Kelly 
Brothers. Irene Montgomery, Fred Rouen, 
M<wis. Lowande, Fred Biggs, Mlsa Luckey and 
others take part. Captain "Dutch" Rlcardo 
and Margaret Rlcardo present a rather sen- 
sational and well-trained animal act with a 
combination of lions and leopards. Mile. Lu- 
cia Zora is featured with the elephant herd, 
the members of which evidence excellent 
training. Emily and Emma Stlckney top the 
list of horsewomen In the equine displays, and 
their associates Include Flo Robinson, Irene 
Montgomery and Estella Hobson. In place 
of the conventional and time-honored after- 
the-show concert In the big top, there Is 
offered a full- Hedged wild west performance 
In which Texas McCloud and Wild Horse Jack 
and wife, late arrivals here from the un- 
successful Bud Atkinson show venture In 
Australia, are participants. Park B. Pren- 
tiss Is director of the main circus band. An- 
other musical feature Is the Royal Scotch 
Kilty Band of Toronto. About the only at- 
traction In the line of a "thriller" la the 
aerial equine act of Omar, which, ridden by 
Mile. Mareesux. Is hoisted up to the top of 
the tent and sent spinning about In the midst 
of a shower of fireworks. 



Ed. M. Jackson la the press representative 
of the Sells-Floto Circus, who Is capably 
looking after that department "back with the 
show" this season. 



A movement la on foot here, In which a 
number of show folks are Interested, to es- 
tablish a Happy Day Nursery Home In this 
city for the enre In the daytime of Infants 
and children whose mothers are obliged to be 
away at work. 



The Bryant bill, providing for the legalizing 
of "picketing" In front of theatres and other 
places of business In times of labor disputes, 
has been held up In the State Senate, ac- 
cording to late advices from Sacramento. The 
measure was defeated by one vote, and the 
sponsor has served notice that he purposes 
to have It reconsidered If possible. 



Kitty Phillips, picture actreaa. declared to 
he the most Important witness for the prose- 
cution ac-nlnst George H. Blxby. the Long 
Bench millionaire capitalist, who la accused 
of white slavery on a wholesale scale In Los 
Anreles. was arrested here May 1. and the 
following day was taken to the southland city 
to give her testimony In the caae. 



PHILADELPHIA 

By GEORGE M. TOITNO. 

KETTTT'fl fH T. Jordan, mar.; agent. U. B. 
O). — This week's bill did not play anything 
like as strong as It apneared on paper. There 
were .some good laughs distributed, but ,the 
show dragged and never hit a real fast pace 
until Dr. Herman and his "electric plants" 
appeared abend of the "talkers." Dr. Her- 
man appeared twice, offering the "Haunted 
House" hit In the middle of the bill where 
PVnnklyn Ardell and Co. were billed, but 
failed to show. Lillian Russell with her Klne- 
mncnlor pictures, lecture and a couple of 
sonar*, to say nothing of her much advertised 
youth !Td beauty tins, carried off liberal hon- 
ors nions; with a cartload of flowers. A big 
laughing hit went to the credit of Williams 
nnd Wolfus (New Acts). Weston and Mae 
bad a nice surprise act which they call "At- 
torneys" The title and opening serve to 
throw off completely the Ides of what Is com- 
ing, und the music - * 1 act which follows Is given 
n full chance to score. Tt'a well handled and 
the comedian starts the act off with aome 
clever comedy. Dainty Blanche Sloan, who 
has not been seen here In a long time, got 
along nicely as an opener and waa followed 



by Ray Conlln, who does some ventrlloqulal 
stuff, weara a white dress suit and makes 
the dummy say "And they shot men like Lin- 
coln." That'a tabooed on the "small time" 
long ago. Conlln did as well as could be ex- 
pected with all these drawbacks, but he will 
smooth his act out to hold any kind of a 
place in hia class. The Kaufman Brothers got 
all that was coming to them for their sing- 
ing, but lost a great deal of It through the 
talk. The boya finished wlht a big hurrah 
which ought to decide for them what is the 
best kind of material for them to handle. It 
wasn't such a favorable spot that Claudius 
and Scarlet held, following Miss Russell, but 
once started, there waa no doubt about the 
finish, and they cleaned up a big hit with 
their pretty musical act, having the audience 
Join in with the old-time songs without a Lit 
of coaxing. 

VICTORIA (Jay Mastbaum, mgr. : booked 
direct). — Very good bill this week with "Big 
Jim," the "coochy" bear, featured. Jim 
proved a good follower of Millie De Leon, a 
big "draw" of laat week. The bear Is aome 
little wlggler himself and his act was a hit. 
A very much Improved "single" Is Sarah 
Goody, for she haa lightened up her specialty 
by working In a "kid" song. Miss Goody Is 
a rival of Catherine Hayes, but not quite so 
big, and she makes quite a cute "kid." She 
also has a corking voice and scored solidly 
with her ballads. Rose and Blatt — sounds 
like a Hebrew act — put over a dandy talking 
and singing act. The fellow is a good come- 
dian and the woman, besides looking well, la 
a clever "feeder." El Cleve and his xylo- 
phone, pulled down a hit. the medleys going 
big. The Empire Quartet, with a comedian 
who haa "lifted" Harry Cooper's etyle of 
working, and a left-handed acting tenor, 
mixed In some laughs with their singing. The 
latter carried them through In good shape. 
This Is a good singing four for the small time, 
but they should try something original and 
maybe get higher. The fact that the Em- 
pire City Quartet la no longer playing, gives 
no llcenae for the use of their material. Bol- 
linger and Reynolds pleased with wire walk- 
ing and comedy, a good act. Cogan and Oil- 
man did well with some roller skating. They 
have a poor finish to the act. The girl sang 
one ballad for good results. Dan McOarrlgan 
and the song-sheet held over. Manager Mast- 
baum la displaying the baseball scores of the 
home teams after each act every day, and 
they have proven a big hit. especially with 
the Phillies and Athletics going at top speed 
just now. 

PALACE (E. L. Perry, mgr.: booked direct) 
— The new summer policy went Into effect 
this week, the bill being reduced to six acts. 
Including Bekla, a song- sheet feller who rot 
rid of several ballade. The Eight Diving 
Girls waa the big feature act. and It held 
down the headline apot to perfection. It'e 
a big net for this house and held lots of at- 
tention. The girls do some clever tank tricks 
In small spsce. Sunet'ro and Co. pleased 
with tricks of magic. Marie Laurent, a "sin- 
gle" with a good voice but a poor selection 
of songs for this house, did all that could be 
exnecfed. There are too many good up-to- 
date ballads to stick to those which have 
been worked to death. Rita Marshal, who 
used to be a "single" carries a couple of 
young singers with her now. Tt builds her act 
up without Improving It a great deal. The 
bov has a good voice for the work, but the 
elrl adds nothing. "Pork Chop" Evers has a 
very well liked monolog. 



The Ballo Brothers, musicians, have been 
engaged for four weeks at Eddie Cooke's cafe 



Tarry Covington (Perry BeaumonO. for- 
roerlv with th» Times. Is the new dramatic 
editor of the Evening Telegraph. 



Ruth Mattland did the understudy work for 
Mabel Trvln of the Mol'le Wl'llam* Companv 
when M'ss Trvln was taken 111 Tuesday, and 
Ruth did It like a real actress 



Nellie Ftorede. who has been nwav from 
the Columbia Burlesouers for 1K weeks will 
reloln the company for the three last weeks 
of the season. 



The "Rig Gaiety Comoanv with Cus Fnv. 
Clara RncVott. Is nliylng an extra week nt 
the Oavety this week. 



BOSTON 



By J. GOOLTZ. 

80 Summer Street. 
KFTTH'S (Harry E. C.ustln. res. mgr : 
agent TJ. B. O. V — "Nentune's Garden of Liv- 
ing Pictures." a feature bv Robert O. L«r*en 
and the hoolHng agent for the local Kellh 
house and Wll'lam S. Morrell. the stage man- 
ager, was headlined, good attraction. Frank 
Fogarty. good: John and Mae Burke, good: 
Cadets de Oaseogne. scored; Three Hlekey 
Brothers, good dancers: fine Tnge, pleased: 
Graham and Dent, went well: Caltes Brothers, 
pleased: John Hlgglns. pleased. 



COLONIAL (Charles J. Rich, res. mgr.).— 
"Sweethearts," opened big. 

PARK (Charles J. Rich, res. mgr.). — "The 
Blindness of Virtue." Doing fair business. 

SHUBERT (E. IX Smith, res. mgr.).-. 
"Firefly," with Trentlnl. Last week of good 
business. Sothern-Marlowe next week. 

MAJESTIC (E. D. Smith, res. mgr.). — "The 
Bird of Paradise." Last week. "Louisiana 
Lou" follows. 

PLYMOUTH (Fred Wright, res. mgr.).— 
"The Child," scheduled for premiere Wednes- 
day night. 

TREMONT (John B. Schoefell. res. mgr.).— 
Buffalo Jones, in Illustrated lecture. 

BOSTON (Al. Levering. mgr.). — Evans* 
Minstrels. "Old Homestead" next. 

CASTLE SQUARE (John Craig, mgr.).— 
Stock, "The Fourth Estate." 

CASINO (Charles Waldron, mgr.). — "Bon 
Ton Girls Burlesque™." 

GAIETY (George T. Batchellor, mgr.) — 
"Taxi Girla." 

NATIONAL (Mr. Haley, mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O. ). — Vaudeville. 

ORPHEUM (V. J. Morris, nigra.; agent. 
Loew). — Vaudeville. 

ST. JAMES (B. Frank, mgr.; agent, Loew) 
— Vaudeville. 

HOWARD (G. Lothrop, mgr.). — Burlesque. 



The Grand Opera House Is dark. 





It is rumored the Boston theatre will be 
kept open all summer. 



Clarence Bonnettl. In a comedy trapeze set, 
fell twelve feet while working at Beverly 
and fractured hla left hip. 

Samuel J. Mints, husband of "one of the 
many Florodora girls," filed a libel for di- 
vorce In the Suffolk County court, charging 
that the lure of the footllghta beckoned to 
her and that ahe deserted her home In the 
Back Bay. 

Napier Lothian's benefit at the Colonial 
Sunday night attracted an audience of 1,200 
to do honor to the veteran orchestra leader 
on his 77th birthday. 



Mayor Hurley of Salem aaya that the public 
doean't care for "movlee" on Sunday and has 
put the lid on In hla town. 

E. L. Snader Is to play the role of "Joshua 
Whltcomb" In "The Old Homestead." which 
opena at the Boston theatre next week. 



Adolphe Mayer, who opens hla "Louisiana 
Lou" at the Majestic Monday has been re* 
hearsing early and late at a local hall. 

Edward Vroom announces five weeks of 
classic plays this fall either at the Tremont 
or Hollls Street theatrea. Thla Is to be fol- 
lowed by a tour of New England cities. 

Flaher Burna. one time leader of a "Peck'i 
Bad Boy" company, and well known as a 
musician, committed suicide last week. He 
had gone down the path of life very fast In 
the past few years. His last Job aa pianist 
In the Nickelodeon had to be given up. He 
committed suicide by drinking carbolic acid. 
Hla laat atatement waa "The theatre doesn't 
want a man unless he Is a headllner." Burnt 
waa 45 years old and well educated. He died 
at 16 Bowdotn street. It was claimed that 
Burns' downfall waa started by a girl who 
Jilted him. 



Virginia Mllllnan of the Woods-Thompson 
stock company at Brockton la really the 
bride of Harold Bturgls. a Boaton newspaper 
man. At first she denied It. but In the face 
of the repeated statement of the minister that 
he had married the couple, she Issued a writ- 
ten statement containing an acknowledgment 
of the fact. The marriage took place at 
midnight April 27. 



Tt has Just been learned that Dennis F. 
Healy of 277 West 128th street, New York 
City, and Grace F. Hartnett. of Ralem. who 
became acquainted while she was singing In 
Salem "movies," were married In New York 
two weeks ago. 



Jennie E. Ateta filed a libel for divorce 
against her husband. Ralvatore Aleta. a song 
and dance man, in the Suffolk Superior Court. 
She alleges that he was unfaithful and cruel. 



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By I. B. PULASKI. 

SAVOY (Grant Laferty, mgr. ; agent, U B. 
O.) — Una Clayton A Co., Interesting playlet; 
Tom Davies Trio, good; Grant A Hoag, hit; 
Pauline Moran, hit; Sutton, Mclntyre A Sut- 
ton, clever; The Sylfonos, well liked. 

APOLLO (Fred JE. Moore, mgr.). — "The 
Reckless Age" (premiere), 6-7; "Mutt and 
Jeff in Panama," 8-10. 

MILLION DOLLAR PIER (J. L. Young, 
mgr.; Wister Grookett, hue. mgr.). — Pictures. 

STEEPLECHASE PIER (Morgan A Fennan, 
mgrs. ). — Pictures; Pavilion of Fun. 

CRITERION (I. Notes, mgr.). — Pictures. 

BIJOU DREAM (H. J. Elliott, mgr.). — Pic- 
tures. 

CITY SQUARE (E. O'Keefe), mgr.).— Pic- 
tures. 

ROTAL (W. R. Brown, mgr.). — Pictures. 

CENTRAL (Jacoby A Goldman, mgrs.). — 
Pictures. 

ARCADIA (Hall A Mason, mgrs.). — Pictures. 

Monday It became known Young's Hotel 
had been leased, the MacLatz Co. being the 
lessees. The hotel will be called the Alamac 
and will be opened June 10. 



ful. Eleanor Bergere, the leading lady (small 
town writing, that), ranks with best ac- 
tresses who have acted the title (some say 
titular) part in the past. Ellwood Benton, 
last seen in New Orleans with Jack Singer's 
"Behman Show," Is In the cast, and has de- 
veloped much In poise, enunciation and the 
essentials of histrionlsm. Others in the com- 
pany are Nell Moore, Louise Meredith and 
Louise Clark. The chorus conforms to the 
canons of musical comedy, being actively and 
avidly energetic, changing clothes conven- 
tionally and with a consecration suggesting 
the matter being diffused. 

LYRIC (C. D. Peruchl. mgr.). — Peruchi- 
Gypzene Stock Co. in "The Struggle," for two 
days and nights. 

E. Sawyer, mgr.). — Vaude- 



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Guerlnger, mgr.). — Vaude- 
(Abe Seligman, mgr.). — 



Josh Pearce's beautiful new theatre In 
Canal street will be called the "Tudor." 



Sheriff Bert Green, of Mount Vernon, N. Y., 
and wife, were visitors last week. 



Gussie Burman of the Louis Wesley office 
spent the week end here. 

Billy Larkin. formerly connected with 
Young's Hotel, is recovering from a touch of 



rfany of the cabarets In New Orleans are 
situated In a very tough district, and artists 
seeking engagements here would do well to 
Investigate carefully before signing contracts. 



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fied with the Dunlop buffet. 



Wilbur Dinkel is now leading the orchestra 
at the Hippodrome. 



Usherettes have replaced the boys at the 
Apollo. The management says that the girls 
are more courteous and prompt. 



NEW OMLEANS 

By O. M. SAMUEL. 

GREENWALL (J. J. Holland, mgr.). — 
The audience at the Greenwall Sunday even- 
ing, every mother's son and daughter of 'em, 
laughed right out at Knute Erlckson, the 
main or premier comic with Boyle Woolfolk's 
post-graduate "Seminary Girl." Knute is not 
new to laughter or New Orleans. He has 
caused to be scattered In local Thespian 
havens, crescendo-like, not to say reverber- 
ating, peals of the most careful and carefree 
merriment, at times odd and various. In 
"The Seminary Girl," he is none other than 
Daffy Dan, a loon from the "lunatlcery" 
opposite the seminary. As the badly balanced 
mental aberrationist he is given opportuni- 
ties to take liberties other than those pre- 
scribed. He descended deeply into the dim 
and distant depth of antiquity with the lib- 
erty permitted, bringing forth humor that had 
departed this life aeons ago. However that 
may be, the very oldest scored the very 
most, as old stuff generally does with small 
time or ten-twent' audiences. Jack Lewis 
has the role of Schultz with a roll of R's 
and all the equipment, physical and vocal, 
that accompany the musical comedy German. 
Lewis' parodies proved immeasurably success- 



The Temple Quartet closed at the Raths- 
keller Saturday evening, after remaining 
there several months. Madge Elklns and 
John Rader, a B. F. Erennan act, supplant 
them. 



Possibly you never heard of Gramsrcy, La., 
but the place is going to have an opera house 
Just the some. The manager will not accept 
provisions In payment for theatre tickets as 
the prices fluctuate. The last troupe at 
Gramercy accepted terms of CO-BO. The man- 
ager gave the show cash, retaining the pro- 
visions. Prices of vegetables and eggs 
dropped 60 per cent., which, in reality, gave 
the show 80 per cent, as against the man- 
ager's 20 per cent. 



With high water obtaining In several of 
the Louisiana towns, managers of alrdomes 
are having show boats tie up on their stages. 
A collapsible lighthouse Is used as an office 
for the manager and treasurer, besides acting 
as a beacon for the patrons, who come to see 
the shows in skiffs. 



ST. LOUIS 

COLUMBIA (H. D. Buckley, mgr.)— Minnie 
Dupree A Co., strong headllner; Carl A 
Lotty. clever; Ethel May Barker, good; Thos. 
P. Jackson A Co., nicely; Felix A Calre, 
scored; Billy Rogers, hard spot af U r head- 
line, but made very good; Four Cllftons. good. 

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CABARET. PERFORMERS WANTED 
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No Sunday work. Nothing too good for us to 

use. 

THOS. BRADY, Manager. 1547 Broadway, 
Phone 6843 Bryant New York City. 

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Night In the Park," scored completely; Wm. 
Flemen A Co., excellent; Four Lukens, clsvsr; 
Greve A Greene, applause; Marls Stoddard, 
big; Velde Trio, well liked; Steele A Mc- 
Masters. clever; Evelyn Fields, hit; Currle A 
Earle, very amusing; Nelch A Nelch. excep- 
tionally good; Cora Hall, scored; Dryer A 
Dryer, pleased. 

STANDARD (Leo Relchenhach, mgr.). — 
"Tankee Doodle Girls." Final week of 
season. 

FORREST PARK HIGHLANDS.— Large 
crowd attended 18th opening of this summer 
garden. Ray Samuels proved beautiful head- 
liner; English A Johnson, dances, hearty ap- 
plause; Mclntyre A Groves, amusing skit; 
Poliln Bros, and Ralph Smalley, well re- 
ceived. 

EMPRES8 (C. B. Helb, mgr.). — Geo. B. 
Reno A Co,, headlined; John Neff, scored; 
James Grady A Co., very entertaining; Becker 
A Adams, well received; Soils Bros, did 
nicely. 

NEW GRAND (Frank Tate, mgr.).— Moore's 
"Rah Rah Boys" and Musical Lunds divided 
first honors; Four Regals, very clever; Ellis 
A McKenna, amused; Four Van Blasts, en- 
tertaining; Doyle A Elaine, very good; Harry 
Sauber, many encores; Two Gabberts; Goebel 
A Froebel; Hord; Grace Armond A Her- 
many's Cats complete long, well-balanced 
bill. 



There are a large number of alrdomes get- 
ting ready for the summer. This week la 
the final one for downtown theatres. 



CINCINNATI 



By HARRY HESS. 

GRAND O. H.— Vaudeville and pictures 
during summer. 

LYRIC (Jam. K. Fenneusy. mgr). — Gertrude 
Hoffman In "Hroadway to Paris." Show the 
kind Cincinnati audiences like. 

EMPRESS (George F. Fish. tnxr. ; S-C; re- 
hearsal Sun. 10). — Harry Leander A Co . 
opened; Hal Merrltt, very good; Roberts, 
Hayes A Roberts, scored; Grace Cameron, 
featured; 7 Lnzano Troupe, hit. 

KEITH'S (J. J. Murdock, mgr.; John F. 
Royal, rep.; agent, U. 13. O; rehearsal Sun 
10). — Charles Ledegar, opened; Muller A Btan- 
ley, big; 8. Miller Kent A Co., "hit; Ed Mor- 
ton, hit; Ruth Ht. Denis, featured; Mr. A 
Mrs. Jimmy Harry, scream: Wllla Holt Wnk«- 
field, better than the feature act; Mnr'lrrHl 
A Sylvester, closed. 



C. Lee Wllllnm* hn* »>"eri r< ' < 
ager for "Hindis Wak«M" ;.--l 
company here. 



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VARIETY 



ALBERT 



BESSE 



MARKS 



Pantages Circuit 



ROSA 

Direction, KING LEE KRAUS 



Mr. LOUIS MANN 



May 18 Keith's will open summer vaude- 
ville. 



A Cabaret has been installed at the Bis- 
marck cafe with John Perrone in charge. 



5-7, Mabel Harper, pleasing; Haviland A 
Thornton, good; Qulnlan A Richards, good; 
Klein, Abe A Nicholson, fine. 8-10. Ed Saw- 
yer; Weston A Leon; Jos. Hughes A Co.; 
Roach A McCurdy. MELTON. 



audiences. "Get Rich Quick Walllngford" 
the flrat attraction. 



Governor Cox approved the Snyder bill 
appointing a Board of Censors of moving 
pictures. 



The Chief of Police and Safety Director 
<\iKh ordered the «Jertru<le Hoffman posters 
removed from the public places. 



BATTLE CREEK, MICH. 

BIJOU (Harry Lorch, mgr.). — 4-8, Lu- 
cius Falrchlld. tine; Saniuccl, great; McCor- 
mlck A Irving, good; Nichols Sisters, hit; 
Wills A Hassan, clever. 8-11. "A Winning 
Miss." HEIMAV- 



Matt Saunders, formerly of the Poll, Wilkes- 
Barre theatre, also New Haven, and more 
recently the Plata, Bridgeport, assumed the 
managership of the New Poll here. This la 
said to be the finest theatre on the Poll cir- 
cuit and haa a seating capacity of 1,800. 

REICH. 



With the closing of the Lyric, Jas. E. Fen- 
netisy retires from the active management of 
Cincinnati theatricals after having been per- 
manently In the harness for over 25 years. 
Of all the men who started at the time Col. 
Fen no My did. John H. Havlln Is the only 
one now actively .engaged as a local man- 
ager. Col. Fennesny was one of the main- 
stays of burlesque, and through his efforts 
burlesque was placed on a solid basis until 
the split came between the managers and the 
theatre owners, and he did much to develop 
wholesome burlesque. He will rest a month 
or so, then take a trip to California and 
then spend the greater part of his time in 
New York, where he will occupy a desk In 
the office of the newly-organized burlesque 
circuit. 



BELLE VERNON, PA. 

BIJOU (T. A. C.llbert, mgr.; agent. L. 
McLaughlin). — The Little Johns; Gibson 
(iibson; Billy Doss; Harvurd A Cornell. 



C. 
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BLOOMINGTON, ILL. 

MAJESTIC (A. G. Schode, mgr.). — Yalto 
Duo. fine; Ed. Foreman A Co., big; Williams 
A Sterling, entertaining; Parillo A Frabblto, 
decided hit; Abdallah Bros., big; Jack Wink- 
ler Trio, good; Tambo Duo. hit: Griffin A 
Kmmett, good; Hob Ferns, fair; Frey Twins, 
hit. WAG. 



ANN ARBOR, MICH. 

MAJESTIC (Arthur Lane, mgr.; agent. W. 
V. M. A.; rehearsal Mon. 2 and Thurs. 11). — 



BRIDGEPORT, CONN. 

POLI'S (Matt Saunders, mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O. ). — Laypo A Benjamin, hit; Gllmore Trio, 
well liked: Military Maids, good; "Cabaret 
Craze," good; Billy Barlow, first honors; 
Matrinl A Maxlmllllan. laugh. 

PLAZA (H. Relchenbach. mgr.). — The stock 
season opened at this theatre with capacity 



BUFFALO. 

MAJESTIC (John Laughlln, mgr.). — "The 
Squaw Man," finished production, 12, "St. 
Elmo." 

PLAZA (Slotkln, Rosing A Michaels, mgrs.). 
— Gay 81sters' Musical Comedy Co., popular. 

STAR (P. C. Cornell, mgr.). — "The Run- 
away," captivated capacity house. 12, "The 
Country Boy." 

FAMILY (A. R. Sherry, mgr.; agent, Loew; 
rehearsal Mon. 10). — The Halklngs, novelty; 
Dave Vine, creditable; "Who Waa'He?" well 
acted; Bessie Knowles, classy; Hurst A Kel- 
sey, neat; Klpp A Klppy, above average. 

TECK (John R. O'Shel. mgr.).— "The Con- 
cert," delighted big audience. 12, "Get Rich 
Quick Walllngford." 

AMHERST (Sol. Swerdloff, mgr.; agents, 
McMahon A Dee; rehearsal Mon. 6). — May 
Owens, clever; Margaret Woods, a hit; Al. 
Williams, good. 

ACADEMY (Henry Sf. Marcus, mgr.; agent, 
Loew; rehearsal Mon. 10). — Mile. Paula, sen- 
sational; Noodles Fagan, feature; Four Tem- 
ple Girls, classy; Lilian Maynard, pleased; 



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People are just as anxious to be en- 
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other time. 
Why not make money this summer with 
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Western vaudeville managers had better have their 
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Swan A Bambard, unique; Pons A Pons, good- 
May Francis, favorite; Baptlste A FranconL 
novelty; Curry A Riley, amused; Jesse Ed- 
ward's Dogs, well trained. 

LAFAYETTE (C. M. Bagg, mgr.; Empire). 
— "Oriental Burlesquers," pleased. 

FILLMORE (Howard Brink, mgr.; agents, 
McMahon A Dee; rehearsal 5 p. m.). — Scherer 
* Newkirk; Edmonda A Prue; Yiddish stock. 

LOVEJOY (Sam Rappeport, mgr.; agents, 
McMahon A Dee; rehearsal « p. m.>. — Al. Wil- 
liams, scored; Harry Glenn, big; Billy O' Grady, 
very good. Business satisfactory. 

SHEA'S (Henry J. Carr, mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O.). — Gere A Delaney. agile; Bret Wood, gro- 
tesque; Lorraine A Dudley, held Interest; Ro- 
nalr A Ward, laughter; Kathryn Kidder la 
"The Washerwoman Duchess," tense; William 
Dooley A Co., versatile; Henry Lewis, ap- 
plause; Bradahaw Bros., unique. 



8. R. O. decorated the front of the new 
Globe, corner Main and Ferry a half hour 
after the opening. There are 800 seats. The 
cost of the theatre was $62,000. 



May 20-22 are the days set for the dedica- 
tion of the Broadway Auditorium. All of the 
singing societies will take part. 

Fred Eric haa been engaged to take the 
place of Julius McVlcker at the Teck. 



Mona Hungerford, the ingenue whom Mia 
Bonstelle expected to bring out, has Joined 
the Teck Theatre Stock Co. 



Ringllng Brothers' circus will be here July 
2. This is the only one announced to date. 

THAYER 



CAMDEN, N. J. 

BROADWAY (W. B. MacCallum, mgr.).- 
6-7, Tate's "Motoring." laughs; Marron, Hlnei 
A Lamar, went big; The Turleys, clever; Hen- 
ry A Francis Little, entertaining; Thorntoi 
& Collier, classy. 

TEMPLE (Fred W. Falkner. mgr.).— I-T. 
"Mutt and Jeff," capacity business. 8-li 
"Merry Burleaquers." 



George Falkner, son of Fred Falkner of the 
Temple, is now treasurer of the house. 



The Garden, a new movie house adjoining 
the Broadway, will open this week. It seatt 
about BOO. DANIEL P. McCONNELL. 



CANTON, O. 

LYCEUM (Abrams A Bender, mgrs.).— The 
Three Ellisons, hit; Gus Williams, good; Wil- 
son A Aubrey, fine; Graham-Moffat Player* 
laughs; The Manhattan Opera Co., scored. 

ORl'HEUM (Elmer E. Rutter, mgr.).— T. 
Dwight Pepple's presents "The Colonial Min- 
strel Maids." this week to big business. 

J. B. THOMPSON. 



CHAMBERSBURG, PA. 

NEW (Wm. R. Brltsch. mgr).— 28-3, Ken- 
nedys. Good; Flo Fox, pleasing. 

ROSEDALE (F. A. Shlnabrook, mgr.).— 
28-6, Mardl Raymond, pleasing; also McKee. 

2 (at Wolf Lake). Wyoming BUI; cheap 
looking parade; disappointing performance. 

Hagenback A Wallace, 17. 

C. A. BOKEB. 



CLEVELAND, O. 

GRAND (J. H. Mlchels. mgr.).— Arthur Bel- 
mont; Custer A Baker, fair; Harris & Ran- 
dal 1, pleased; Powder & Capman, good; Thre* 
Zehs, aerlel artists; Werher & Young, good; 
Ihe Barriers, wire artists. Last half: Har- 
mon & Harmon; Jenesee A Miller; Someri • 
Storke; The Sousas; Martin A Baker; Stew- 
ert A Stewert. 

GLOBE (J. H. Mlchels. gen. mgr.). -Llbby 
Blondell; Copeland A Walsh; The Sousas 
Romonoff Trio. Last half: Crouth & Kl ch ' 
ards; Sam Howard; Cook A Hamilton: Thre* 
Zehs. 

OLYMPIA (J. H. Mlchels, gen. mgr.).-- 
Crouth A Richards; Allen Kenyon Trio; Co«* 
A Hamilton; Brown A Farladleu; Sam How- 
ard. Last half: Arthur Belmont; Harris * 
Randall; Powder A Capman; Edith Reynold*- 
Romonoff Trio. 

DUCHESS (W. B. Garyn. mgr.; S-C; rehear- 
sal Mon. 10). — Lew Palmore. good Jii8f' er ' 
Bernard A Scarth, fair; "Texlco;". female im- 
personator, dancer; Luclnna Lucca, t 00 f\ 
Chaa, W. Bowser, scored; Jack Gardner, hit- 
"Max's Circus," headlines the bill. 

PRISCILLA (Proctor E. Seas, mgr.; rehssr- 
sal Mon. 10). — Johnson's Dogs, good; FW 



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STAR (Drew A Campbell, mgrs.). — Zallah 
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nold Daly Stock Co., "Candida." 

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den Stock Co.. "Arlsona." 

WALTER D. HOLCOMB. 



CRAWFORDBVTLLE, IND. 

MUSIC HALL (Geo. R. White, mgr.). — 
Dark. 

PRINCESS (Geo. R. White, mgr.).— 2-S, 
photo-playa <. 

JOT (Oscar 'Lambiotte, mgr.). — Picture. 

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pictures. 

The Princess reopened for the summer last 
Friday. Vaudeville and pictures will be of- 
fered during the summer. ROSS. 



DALLAS, TEX. 

MAJESTIC (O. F. Gould, mgr.; Inter.; re- 
hearsal Mon. 10). — DeWltt, Burns ft Torrance, 
excellent; Tom Waters, pleased; La Petite 
Duo. amusing "The Cat and the Fiddle." very 
good. 

GARDEN (S. J. Stinnett, mgr.; agents, 
Keefe ft Miller; rehearsal Sun. 6). — Kennedy ft 
Mack, very good; Brown ft Barrow*, pleased; 
Dick Crolus & Co., applause; EuU l.ea Quar- 
tet, excellent; Van Horn ft Jackson, very 
good 

Harry J. Gould, the manager of the For- 
rest Theatre, this city, and son of Manager 
O. F. Gould, of the Majestic, was married 
May 1 to Miss Gertrude Bishop of Dallas. 
After a honeymoon trip through the East, 
they will return to Dallas. 

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LYRIC (C. V. Miller, mgr.; agent. W. V. 
M. A.).— 28. first half. "The Pink Widow." 
hit; second half. The Sldonlas, good; Gertrude 
Gebest, good; Harry Hay ward & Co., hit. 

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DAVENPORT, IA. 

AMERICAN (Chas. E. Berkell, mgr.; Pan- 
tages Bookings; rehearsal Mon. 1.30). — Week 
28. Bert Shepherd, headline; Rice A Cady, ap- 
plause; Burnlson A Taylor, please; Mars Duo 
get good applause; Belle Oliver, riot. This 
week closes season. Pictures until hot 
weather. 

BURTIS (M. S. Scovllle, mgr.). — 10, •'Blind- 
ness of Virtue"; 11, "In Frisky France." 

SHARON. 



DETROIT. 

TEMPLE (C. G. Williams, mgr.: agent, 
U. B. O. ; rehearsal Mon. 10). — Taylor Gran- 
ville A Co., excellent; Joe Whitehead, well 
liked; Richards, good; Buckley's Animals, 
pleased; Bison City Four, big hit; Brown & 
Newman, did nicely; Beyer Bros., opened. 

MILES (C. W. Porter, mgr.; agent. T. B. 
C; rehearsal Mon. 10).— "Little Miss Mlx-Un," 
elaborate tabloid; Juggling Burkes, good; Bert 
Cowdrey, interesting. 

BROADWAY (J. M. Ward, mgr.; S-C; re- 
hearsal Sun. 10). — James J. Corbett. big; Doro- 
thy's Playmates, pleasing; Four Readings, 
fine; Mort Sharp, pleased; Sager, Mldgley. 
good; Manning A Ford. good. 

FAMILY (C. H. Preston, mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O.). — The Four Magnanis, novel; Weslyn A 
Nlckells, good; Cycling Brunettes, pleased; 
Billy Evans, laughs; Marie King Scott, en- 
tertaining; Stevens A Beaudor, pleased; Ox- 
ford Quartette, hit. 

COLUMBIA (M. W. Schoenherr. mgr.; agent, 
Sun). — Nelson A Reams Co., pleased; Sut- 
c'.lffe Troupe, fine; Tierney A Sabbott. good; 
Rube Strickland, funny; Harry M. Morse & 
Co., good; Cadets de Gascogne. very good; 
Nll.kon Troupe, very good. 

NATIONAL (C R. Hagedorn, mgr.; agent. 
Doyle). — Rlva Larson Troupe; Babe Wilson; 
Wolfe A Wlchert; Trlxle Taylor & Huegell 
Bros.; Braham's Phantographs; Mullanl Sis- 
ters; Gusmonl Trio; Cottrell A Carew. 



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CADILLAC (William Lavound. mgr.).— The 
Bellfonts; First A Second; Jones A Sutton; G. 
Sherman; The Kidders; Fritz Dogs; Howe A 
Clinton; Charles Bell; The Levlnes; Bohm A 
Stiner. 

DETROIT (Harry Parent, mgr.). — "Our 
Wives," with Henry Kolker. 

GARRICK (Richard H. Lawrence, mgr.).— 
William Hodge, in "The Road to Happiness." 

LYCEUM (A. R. Warner, mgr.). — Glaser 
Stock Co. 

GAYETY (William Roche, mgr.)— "The 
Behman Show." 

AVENUE (Frank Drew, mgr.).— "The 
Dandy Girls." 

FOLLY (Hugh W. Shutt. mgr.).— "The 
Belles from Panama." 



Frank Drew has offered to secure a Icm-hI 
house to play the Progress ve burlesque at- 
tractions for next season. 



David King, president of th.* Kin* Amu*.- 
ment Co., states that his Louisville theatre 
will open Labor Day with attraction* honked 
by Frank Doyle of Chicago. 

William Morris will he In town this week 
to confer with the hoard of dtrvctors of the 
Washington theatre. 

The Bonstelle Stork «'■> star's its annual 
engagement at the Garrh-k the middle of June. 

JACOB SMITH. 



Fl.MIKA. N. V. 

MOZART (Felher \- si,, a., nigra.). — 5-7, 
"The Man from IHnv.r," splndld. Murfoyne. 
pleased; Charh-p & Annh- Wllken.s, excellent; 
Fred and Annie I'eiot. good. 



MAJESTIC (M. D. Gibson, mgr.).— 6-7. the 
Seven iimcks, well received; May Sunderland 
good. 

LYCEUM (Leo Norton, m«r.).- 3. Stetson'* 
U. T. C. ; two large house:,; 13. William H. 
Crane. j. m. BEERS. 



EVANSVILLE, IND. 

GRAND (Wm. McCowan, mgr.).— 6-7, Or- 
pheus Comedy Four; McCormlck A Wallace; 
Tel tell 8lsters; The Langdons; Falls A Falls; 
8-10, Don AlfonBe Z.laya; Harry De Vora 
Trio; Harry Dlo's Circus. 

MAJESTIC (Chus. Sweeton, mgr.). --Vera 
Devere still big hit with stock company. 

BIJOU (Chas. Sweeton, mgr.).— Closed with 
"Heavenly Hash" dished up by the Press Club 
ef this city with excellent local talent. 

EDW. 8CHUELER. 



HARRI8BURG, PA. 

ORPHEUM (Wllmer A Vincent, mgrs.; 
agent, U. B. O. ; rehearsal Mon. 10). — Glngras 
Duo, very good; Grace Wilson, pleased; Gold- 
rick, Moore A Klalse, went well; Nestor Q 
Bergman, applauded; Barnard A Anger A Co.. 
excellent headliner; Harry Webb, laughs; 
Tra villa Bros. A "Winks," scored strongly; 
pictures, good. 

MAJESTIC (N. C. Myrick, local rep. Reis 
Circuit).— Apr 18-SO, "The Garden of Allah," 
big houses; May 1, Marie Dressier and Jeff 
De Angelis and all star company, fair houses; 
8, May Robaon, In "A Night Out," poor house, 
6, "The Woman," fair house; 29, David War- 
field in "The Return of Peter Grimm." 



Barnum A Bailey's circus on May 8 drew 
big crowds. May 18, "101 Ranch"; 10, Ha- 
genback's Show." 



Paxtang Park opens season May 17. 

J. P. J. 



HOMESTEAD, PA. 

GRAND (John Stahl. mgr.; agent, L. C. 
McLaughlin). — Whlttler, Luce A Co> ; The 
Clarks; DeVereaux A Prlnn; Mc Adams A 
Dog Spike; Harvard A Cornell; Rice A Ford; 
^McDonald Bros.; Laura Davis; Berkley A 
Armonette; Happy Rellly; Terrlll A Foster; 
The Three Austins. 



HUNTINGDON, PA. 

OPERA HOUSE (Chas. Minnlng, mgr.; 
agent, L. C. McLaughlin). — Homburg A Lee; 
The Little Johns; Marlow A Axcell; Lewis A 
Root. 



LEECIIBfJRti, PA. 

OPERA HOUSE (Mllllron A McLaughlin, 
mgrs.; agent, L. C. McLaughlin). — Brennon 
A Carroll; Billy Doss; Howell A Howell; Hap- 
py Rellly; Heywood Sisters; McDonald Bros.; 
Musical Mack. 



MACON, GA. 

GRAND (Jake Wells, mgr.).— Week 28, 
Adeline De Nette, clever; Wesley A Smith, 
fair; Rice A Franklin, very good; Rosso w 
Midgets, good; The Bernards, strong feature; 
Maye A Addis, hit; Billy Rogers, held the 
house; Fred St. Onge, scored. 

PALACE (J. B. Melton, mgr.). — Auremana. 
very clever; pictures. 

MAJESTIC (J. B. Melton, mgr.).— Musical 
comedies, good; pictures. 

LYRIC (H. P. Dlggs, mgr.).— Billy Boyd, 
good; pictures. ANDREW ORR. 

MEMPHIS. TENN. 

ORPHEUM. — Master Gabriel A Co.. head- 
line, pleased: Rose A Ellis, opened, entertain- 
ing; Ida O'Day. well received; Klmherly & 
Mohr, curtain calls; Theodore Bondlx A Play- 
ers, much applause; Dunedln Troupe, fair: 
talking pictures, worse and worse. 

CARROLLTON. — Musical Comedy. 

PALACE— Stock. 

PRINCESS. — Changed from 10c. to r,r. pic- 
tures. 

MAJESTIC— -Pictures. Advanced prices; 

feature film. 



East End Park opens 11. 
Orpheum closed for season 4. 



I.. vile opcriH 4, Emma Hunting Stork • 'o. 

J. M. MAOEVNKV 



MRRIDEN, CONN. 

POLI'B (R. B. Royce, mgr.; agent, Clancy) 
--5. Turner Exhibition, Ceo. N. Boer, director; 
fl-7. "High Life In Jail." big hit; Gypsy '^un- 
less, delightful; Oallonda, good; linker. Lynn 
A Co., good. 8-10. Ed Wynti's Minstrels 
Granville A Mack; Dancing Kennedys; Mar- 
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CRYSTAL (Pindar A Rudloff. mm.)- — Pic- 
tures. 

STAR (R. T. Halllwell, mgr.).— Pictures. 

MONE8SEN, PA. 

OLYMPIC (Peter Sotus, mgr. ; agent, L. C. 
McLaughlin). — Armon A Arraon; Keene Sla- 
ters; Billy Dale; Rice A Ford. 



MONTREAL. 

HIS MAJESTY'S (H. Q. Brooks, mgr.; K. A 
E.). — Tyrone Power A Co., In "Julius Caesar." 

PRINCESS (H. G» Judge, mgr.; ShUberts). — 
"Hindis Wakes." 12. "Little Boy Blue." 

ORPHEUM (O. P. Driscoll, mgr.). — Or- 
pheura Players in "The Gamblers," 

OAYETY (Fred Crow, mgr.; Eastern Wheel) 
"Bowery Burlesquers." 12, "Columbia Bur- 
lesquers." 

FRANCAIS (J. O. Hooley, mgr.; agent, 
Loew). — Hall A Hall; Horner Barnett, "Fea- 
ture Day at the Clrcua"; Ferns, Kerns A 
BIgelow; "That Man that Won the Prize In 
Olio." 

IMPERIAL (H. W. Conover. mgr.).— Kath- 
leen Scott; Big. Manetla; Will Bansoucl. 

8TARLAND (Shea, mgr.; agent. Griffin). — 
Brlgllo A Damlco; Mario Edwards; R. W. 
Policy A Co. ; The Fosters. 



Three Madcaps, funny; Charles Keating, good; 
Gordon Bros., pleased. 

NEWARK (George Bobbins, mgr.).— "Offi- 
cer 666," good houses. 

SHUBERT (Lee Ottelengul, mgr.). — "The 
Man Who Found the Way," well put on. 

ORPHEUM (M. S. Schlesinger. mgr.).— 
"Sapho." by Payton Stock Co., to good house*. 

JACOBS (George Jacobs, mgr.). — Black 
Pattl. 

GAYETY (Leon Evans, mgr.). — Closed. 

MINER'S (Frank Abbott, mgr.).— Miner's 
"Bohemians." JOE O'BRYAN. 



Reade Players in "A Sister's Sacrifice." Poor 
house Monday caused by hot weather. Fair 
production. Roma Reade, excellent. 

CASINO (F. H. Leduc, mgr.; agents, Alos; 
Griffin). — 6-7, "Trump." fair only; Slawson 
A Tyson, very good; The Trebors, applause; 
pictures; business good. 

FAMILY (Ken Flnley. mgr.; agent, Aloz). 
— 6-7, Amena, fair; Marie Anette, good; pic- 
tures. 

CHATEAU LAURIER. — Cabaret. 

RUSSELL HOUSE. — Cabaret. 



NEW KENSINGTON, PA. 

COLUMBUS (E. O. Hobbs. mgr.; agent, L. 
C. McLaughlin.). — Three Dreamers; Keene 
Bisters; Leslie Thurston; La Salle Trio; New- 
ell A Most; Anetta Link. 



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The vaudeville house at Bell Isle Park will 
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OMAHA, NEB. 

ORPHEUM (Wm. Byrne, mgr.). — 27, Claude 
Golden. opened well; Johnny Johnston, 
pleased; Melvln Bros., good; Mr. A Mrs. Jack 
McGreevey, well liked; Moore A Littlefleld, 
hit; Edwards, Ryan A Tlerney, entertained; 
Volant, closed all around good bill. 

OAYETY (E. L. Johnson, mgr.). — 27, "Merry 
Go Rounders" to good bustn< 



Vennetta Pressler and Lorna Hall of "The 
Quaker Girl," while here last Sunday, when 
driving, the cab was struck by a street car. 
They were badly shaken up. One had her 
head cut. They were able to leave town with 
the company. CLINE. 



PATERBON, N. J. 

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NATIONAL BIOGRAPH (A. Bourget. mgi.; 
agent. Griffin). — Cox Family; The Essellea; 
Nash. 

CANADA (A. Laurie, mgr.; agent, Griffin). 
— Peggy LaRay; Hedrlck A Wright Sisters. 

VITOSCOPE (A. Dorfer. mgr.; agent. Grif- 
fin). — The Delmonths; Harry Frlzzlo. 

LUNE ROUSSE (A. Serate, mgr.; agent, 
Griffin). — The Jacksona; Rene Vedmar. 

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MORflANTOWN, W. VA. 

SWISHER (J. T. Arthur, mgr.; agent, L. C. 
McLaughlin)— Hoff A Sox; Billy Dale; The 
Elliotts: Don St. Clair. 



KRUG (Chas. A. Franks, mgr.).— S7, Bur- 
lesque stock. 

HIPPODROME (E. Q. Hicks, mgr.).— 27. 
"Whose Little Girl Are You 7" A tabloid 
that pleased good housea 

EMPRESS (Frank Harris, mgr.; agent, W. 
V. M. A.) — 28, Wilson A Washington, funny; 
Moneta A Wilbur, pleased; Nifty Girls, hit; 
Bands Roma, good. 

The "Merry Go Rounders" closed the reg- 
ular burlesque season at the Gayety. The 
house enjoyed a very good season. Manager 
E. L. Johnson has Installed first run films, 
changed dally, for the summer months. 



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B. O. ; rehearsal Mon. and Thura 11). — 8-10, 
Francis Yates; Baby Zelda; Three Juggling 
Millers; Ben Aberta A Kitty West; Edison 
talking pictures; capacity houses. 

OPERA HOUSE (John Essex, mgr.; Ind. ; 
rehearsal Mon. and Thurs. 11). — 6-7, Louis 
Hartman A Co., good; Barton Bros., novelty; 
Howard A Bay, good; Mary Gray, good; Ho- 
ban A Kelly, fine; Wood A Wood, funny. 

LYCEUM (E. J. Wilbur, mgr.).— "Thurs- 
ton." 



NEWARK, N, J. 

PROCTOR'S (R. C. Stewart, mgr.; agent. 
U. P. O ; rehearsal Mon. 9— »"The Blackbirds," 
pleased; Tom McNamara. clever; Swor A 
Mack, '.inny; Manning, Moore A O'Rourke, 
very entertaining; Misses Leltzel A Jeannette, 
graceful; Stuart A Keely. good; Mr. A Mrs. 
Munson. very good*, Alrtro & Mitchell, hit; 
Klncmaoolor, good. 

LYRIC (Proctor's). — Clifford Hippie A Co., 
good; Bettlna Uruco. :imiiHlng; Mullane A 
Edson, good; Jack Corn 11 & Co., clever; dus 
Rchulte, funny; Ruy & Irving, very enter- 
taining. 

WASHINGTON (O. R. Neu. m(?r.; agent, 
Fox). — The American Co., spirited; Dorothy 
Diishell A Co., pleased; Bess Andrea, rlever; 



Charles E. Franke Is going to run burlesque 
stock at the Krug for a few weeks. 

The Hippodrome management started a 
popularity contest, giving away an automo- 
bile as the first prize. It Is drawing big 
business. KOPALD. 



The Empire (formerly Eastern Wheel bur- 
lesque) will open 12 with a stock company. 
The opening attraction will be "A Butterfly 
on the Wheel." A. Zabriskl, formerly man- 
ager of the Opera House, will manage the 
theatre. 



The Majestic has been drawing record- 
breaking houses at each performance. 



OTTAWA, CAN. 

RUSSELL (P. Gorman, mgr.). — 6-7. "Bought 
and Paid For"; 8-10, "Little Boy Blue," with 
Otis Harlan. Next week, Robert Mantell. 

DOMINION (J. F. Clancy, mgr.).— The Do- 
minion Stock In "The Deep Purple." Fair 
production, good business. Caroline Harris 
as Kate Fallon made hit Chaa D. Pitt, di- 
rector. 

GRAND (F. L. Bonsall, mgr.). — Roma 



PERTH AMBOY, N. J. 

PROCTOR'S (J. Bullwlnkel, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O.).— May 6-7. "Court by Girls." scored; 
Olympic Comedy Four, excellent; Kit Karson, 
clever. 

BIJOU (E. A. Kovcas, mgr.). — Stock, "The 
Deep Purple." M. A. BRAM. 



PITT8BCRGH, PA. 

GRAND (Harry Davis, mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O.). — Bessie Clayton A Co., hit; "Just Half 
Way," scored; Ben Deeley A Co., did well; 



Wilson Broa. scream; Three DuFors, repeat- 
edly encored; Le Kellolrs, fine; Sirrah, good; 
Karl Emmy's Dog. pleased. 

HARRIS (John P. Hill, mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O.). — James Kennedy A Co., fine; Held A Hy- 
land. scored; "Circus Eve in Mexico," very 
good; Mr. A Mrs. Mark Hart, pleased; Mu- 
sical Irving, good; Usher A Whltecllff, did 
well; Lockett A Waldron, amused. 

LIBERTY (J. H. McCarron. mgr.; agent, 
Walter Keefe). — Harper A Lavelle. hit; How- 
ard's Animals, good; Zelgler Broa, well exe- 
cuted; Sophie Everett A Co., fine; Pauline Jo- 
seph, pleased; The Tanakaa, clever; Roscoe 
A Sims, good; Matilda A Elvira, scored; 
Four Troupers, did well; good buslnesa 

PENN (Walter H. Buhl, mgr.; agent, L. 
C. McLaughlin). — Davenport Sisters, scored; 
"Buster Brown Maids," very good; Mae Mc- 
Gowan, fine; Raymond A Temple, laughable; 
Howard A Gates, pleased; Anvil Trio, good; 
Demonde A Dlnsmore, encored; Equlllo, well 
executed; Ben Fields, fine; Jay Sofer, good; 
business Increasing under new management. 

AMERICAN (J. Immerman, mgr.). — 6-7, 
Mintz A Palmer, scored; Ed. Hughes A Co., 
did well; Katherlne Le Fever, clever; Ed- 
munds A Gaylor, fine; LaSalle Trio, very good; 
Dick Herman, pleased. 

ALVIN (John P. Reynolds, mgr.). — "II Tro- 
vatore." 

NIXON (Thos. Kirk, mgr.).— Zeigf eld's "Fol- 
lies." 12. Henrietta Crossman. 

LYCEUM (C. R. Wilson, mgr.). — "The Grey 
Hawk." 

DUQUE8NE (Harry Davis, mgr.; Stock).— 
"Pomander Walk." 

GAYETY (Henry Kurtzman, mgr. ) — 
"American Beauties." 

EMPIRE (A. A. McTlghe, mgr.; agent. L. 
C. McLaughlin).— 6-7, The Two Gibsons, very 
good; Armon A Armon, fine; Annetta Link, 
well received; Newell A Most, scored; Pauline 
Richmond, fine; 8-10, Leslie Thurston; The 
Clarkes; Cardownle Sisters; De Vereaux A 
Prlnn. 

ROWLAND (P. P. Jones, mgr.; agent. Sun). 
—Boyle Bros., good; Miss Edith Ward, fine; 
Manuel A. Alexander A Co., good; Clark A 
Parker, very good; Dralllw, good. 

PARK (J. P. McConnell, mgr; agent. 
Royer).— 6-7, Mile. ReRosa's Cats; The Roys; 
Margaret Crosby. 8-10. Norine Carman Min- 
strels. 

K. A K. O. H. (A. W. Krell, mgr.; agent. 
Royer). — 6-7, Carrey Sisters; Chas. Lawe; 
Cardowney Sisters; Shubie Smith. 8-10. 
Campbell A Conners; The Roys. 

SMITH'S (J. E. Smith, mgr.; agent. Royer) 
— 8-10, May Foster; Chaa Lane; Mile. Re 
Rosas*s Cats. 



May 17 West View Park opens. 

Saturday night Pittsburgh will have some- 
thing new In the way of a motion picture 
house with the opening of the Aerial Gardens 
on the roof of the Rlttenhouse. 



A testimonial will be given Thos. Kirk, Jr.. 
at the Nixon May 12. F. LANG. 



PITTSFIELD, MASS. 

UNION SQUARE (Edward Hamilton, mgr.; 
agent, U. B. O.).— Stewart Sisters A Escorts, 
feature that failed; Wartenburg Bros., excel- 
lent; Sue Smith, very good; Kennedy A Kra- 
mer, good; Morton A Solldar, fair; Chung- 
Hwa, Chinese Four, good; Lora. -good ; Mayer 
A Fromme, ordinary; Seymour A Brown, fair; 
Francis Wood, pleased. 

MAJESTIC (James P. Sullivan, mgr.; agent. 
Loew). — "Promotion Days." good; Wuzerum 
Troupe, hit; McDermott A Wallace, fair. 

COLONIAL (Alfred C. Daniels, mgr. ).— Wm 
Parke Players. 6. "Within the Law." good 
business. "County Fair" balance of week. 
Whirlwind campaign, Just finished to help 
Parke Players out of financial hole: $11,000 
pledged, to cover 16 weeks summer engage- 
ment. Easy money. 

EMPIRE (Beck A Lombard, mgrs.) — Em- 
pire Musical Players. "On Their Honeymoon." 
poor business. REX. 



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PORTLAND, ME. 

PORTLAND (Joseph McConville, mgr.; 
agent, U. B. O. ; rehearsal Mon. A Thurs. 
10.30). — Beda A Hoot, spectacular; Collins A 
Manning;, entertained; Ray A Irving, good; 
Billy Morse, hit; Mareeno, Navarro A Ma- 
reeno, out of ordinary* 

HIPPODROME (J. M. Mosher, mgr. ; agent. 
U. B. O. ; rehearsal Mon. 10. SO). — Eugene Trio, 
appreciated; Hunter A Davenport, laughs; 
Five Bragdons, riot; Skipper, Kennedy A 
Reeves, satisfied; Gordon A Rica, sensational; 
4 reel feature; James K. Hackett In "Prisoner 
of Zenda," very satisfactory. 

GREELEY'S (J. W. Greeley, mgr.; agent. 
Church; rehearsal Mon. and Thurs. lt.tO) — 
Charley Farrell, laugh; Kaufman 8a w telle 
Duo. pleased; Chas. Terrls A Co., excellent. 

JEFFERSON (Julius Cahn, mgr.). — S, De 
Koven Opera Co., in "Robin Hood"; 6th week. 
Jefferson Stock Co., in "The Burglar," 12th 
week, presents "Butterfly on the Wheel." 

STAR (Westbrook) — 5-7, Imperial Players 
Co.. featuring Berry and Mack. 

BIG FICKLE. — 5-6, Helen Gardner in "Cleo- 
patra," 6 reels; 7-8, "Cymbellne." 

H. C. A. 



PROVIDENCE, R. I. 

UNION (Chas. Allen, mgr.; agent, Qulg- 
ley). — Archer A Carr, good; Clem Bevins A 
Co., very good; Fullerton A Fuller Sisters, 
pleased; Otto Baas, laughs; Lamps Bros., 
entertain. 

WESTMINSTER (O. Collier, mgr.).— Ray- 
mond Leigh ton A Morse, good; The Vanrier- 
■ons, very good; Franklin A Franklin, good; 
Twoxey, pleased; J. Brennan, encorea 

BULLOCK'S (P. L Burke, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O.). — Hlnes A Remington, fine; Jennie 
Green, good; feature plcturea 

PROVIDENCE O. H. (F. Wendelshafer. 
mgr.). — A born English Grand Opera Co. 

EMPIRE (8., Beaming, mgr.). — "The De- 
serters." 

KEITH'S (C. Lovenberg, mgr.). — "Over 
Night." 

BIJOU (M. Riley, mgr.). — Feature pictures. 

NICKEL (F. Westgate, mgr.). — Feature plc- 
turea 

CASINO (C. Williams, mgr.). — Feature pic- 
tures. C. E. HALE. 



BEADING, FA. 

ORPHEUM (Wllmer A Vincent, mgrs.; 
agent, U. B. O. ; rehearsal Mon. and Thurs. 
10.10). — Cooper A Rloardo, liked; Tyrolean 
Troubadours, very well: Lewis A Chapln, 
nicely; Milton A DeLong Sisters, plenty of 
laughs; Luken's Animals, big. 

HIPPODROME (C. O. Keeney. mgr.). — Sum- 
mer stock, Calsmlth Players, "Third Degree," 
excellent. G. R. H. 

RICHMOND, VA. 

COLONIAL (E. P. Lyons, mgr.; agent, U. 
R. O. ; rehearsal Mon. 11). — Gretchen Spencer, 
pleased; Fltssimmons A Cameron, very funny; 
Carlisle's Dogs, featured; Jean Barron, ap- 
plauded; Rossow*s Midgets, good. 

BIJOU (Harry McNlven, mgr.; 8. A H.).— 
'Billy the Kid." 

ORPHEUM (H. C. Stradford, mgr.)— "The 
Girls In Panama." 

EMPIRE (Blair Meanley. mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O.). — Wallle Brooks in "Hiram at the 
Cabaret." WALTER D. NELSON. 

ST. JOHN, N. B. 

OPERA HOUSE (D. H. McDonald, mgr.).— 
29-2, "The Lily of Klllarney," business fair; 
B-10. Knickerbocker Musical Comedy Co. 

NICKEL (W. H. Goldlng, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O). — John W. Myers, good; Ruth Blals- 
dell; pictures. 

LYRIC (Steve Hurley, mgr.). — 28-80, Bums 
A Clifton, good: 1-8, Murphy A Dickinson, 
pleased; pictures. 

GEM (Fred Trifts, mgr.). — George Irving; 
pictures. L. h. CORTRIGHT. 

ST. PAUL, MINN. 

ORPHEUM— Victor Moore A Emma Llttle- 
fleld; Stone A Kallss; Watson A Santos; Ce- 
cils Beresford: Three OUnserettis; Miss Mike 
Berkln; Lew Hoffman. 

EMPRESS (Que 8. Greening, mgr.). — Expo- 
sition Four, much applause; "The Trainer," 
well received: Booth Trio, good: Llghtner A 
Jordan, win the audience; Marcou, good. 

NEW PRINCESS. — Eckert A Berg; Bruce 



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MARCUS LOEW CIRCUIT 



NICOL BROTHERS 



(FORMERLY HOBSON AND NICOL) 



ECCENTRIC ROLLER SKATE COMEDIANS 



Carmencita 

THEIORIGINAL SPANISH DANCER 



ASSISTED BY A COMPANY OF 



SIX SPANISH DANCING GIRLS 

THIS WEEK (May 5) WM. MORRIS' NEW YORK THEATRE 

Under Direction, JULES LARVETT 



Richardson A Co.; Byam, York A Fay; Pres- 
ton ; pictures. 

HIPPODROME. — "Beautiful Nevara" ; Che- 
resette; plcturea 

SALT LAKE. 

ORPHEUM.— Week 27, 4 Huntings, pleased; 
Bedlni A Arthur, hit of bill; Schooler A Dick- 
inson, excellent; Guerro A Carmen, liked; 
Fred M. Griffith, bit; La Crandall, good; 
English A O'Brien, good. English A O'Brien 
(New Acts), Just breaking in, needs con- 
siderable polishing. Lillian English Is the 
wife of Jean Bedlni, and Mary O'Brien Is 
the wife of Eddie Howard. 

EMPRESS.— Week 80, Alberts Bears, hit; 
Nat Carr A Co., good applause; Hilda Gly- 
der, success; Wallace Oalvln, hit; Knapp A 
Cornelia, laughter; Filipino Quartet, good. 
A decidedly good, well adjusted show, hold- 
ing interest from curtain to curtain. 

SALT LAKE. — 1-8, Raymond Hitchcock In 
the "Red Widow." 

COLONIAL— Week 87, Wm. J. Kelly Stock 
Co.. in '"The Confession." 

GARRICK.— Dark. OWEN. 



with the accordeon; Honors A Le Prince, 
scored big; Claus A Radcllffe, pleasing. 

ODEON (Mose Ebersteln. mgr.).— Keith A 
Klernan, an act out of the ordinary. 

LIBERTY (Bandy Bros., owners). — The 
Jewell Kelley Stock Co.. In "Dora Thorne," to 
fair business; bills changed twice weekly. 

PRINCESS (Gelger A Stebblns, mgr.). — 
The Al. Schafer Musical Comedy Co. In tab- 
loids, to very good housea 

FOLLY (Moss Ebersteln, mgr.). — Tommy 
Lyman, very big. 

ARCADIA (Jake Schrameck, mgr.). — Doc 
Baker continues to draw well here; change 
of pictures dally. 

STAR (Wm. Paine, mgr.). — Attendance 
holds up well with vaudeville and pictures 
for colored classes. 

PEKIN (J. Stiles, mgr.).— Vaudeville and 
pictures, for colored only, to big buslnsss. 

REX 



SAVANNAH. OA. 

BIJOU (Corbln Shelld, mgr. ; agent, U. B. 
O. ; rehearsal Mon. 11).— Change of policy to 
vaudeville for a few weeks. Esrle A Curtla 
"The Girl and the Drummer," a hit; Valle, 



SCHENECTADY, N. Y. 

PROCTOR'S (Chaa H. Oouldlng. mgr.; 
agents, U. B. O. and K. A E. ; rehearsal Mon. 
and Thurs. 9). — 1-7, Mermalda A Co.. pre- 
tentious diving set; Chester A Chester, 
laughs; Muller A Mullcr. very big; Thomas A 
Thomas, good: George Wlchmun. Interesting 
novelty; Klnemacolor feature, "The Call of 
the Blood," capacity business. 



ORPHEUM (F. X. Breymaler, mgr.; agent. 
Walter Plimmer; rehearsal Mon. and Thurs. 
12). — 6-7. Sue Higglns & Co. in the 8-act 
comedy, "The Dashing Widow," scored; F. X. 
Breymaler. good; Elinore Dunbar, pleased. 

VAN CURLER (Chas. H. McDonald, mgr.; 
Shuberts).— 10, "The Old Homestead"; 12, 
Knights of Columbus Minstrels. 

MOHAWK (Ackerman J. Gill, mgr.). — The 
Gotham Producing Co., in "Brown at Har- 
vard," with Mahlon Hamilton, a sure Are 
hit in the title role; honors also go to John 
J. Ivan. Leonors Ulrlch, Ruth Finley and 
Tom Aiken; 27th week. 



The Knights of Columbus will present thsir 
minstrel show at the Van Curler 12. The 
opening first part will be novel In that the 
stage setting and costumes will be of tho 
period of Louis XIV. The show will con- 
clude with an olio of four acta The leading 
parts are in the hands of Frank Carroll, Wm. 
Roach, Elmer Weiss, Eddie Burke, Peter J. 
Kehoe, Bill Hastings, Wm. Carty and John 
J. Daley. Bill Johnson is in charge of the 
music, while Charles Close of New York did 
the directing. 



The Orpheum Inaugurated Its summer pol- 
icy May 6, consisting of a permanent stock 
tabloid company with Sue Higglns featured. 
Others in the compsny are James Field, Her- 
bert Betts, Claude Miller, Eugenie Campbell, 
Blalno Darrell and Bessie Kallam. F. X. 
Breymaler also sings some Illustrated songs, 
while one act Is booked. 



Frank McCann, the new scenic artist for 
the Gotham Producing Co. at the Mohawk, 
has shown his ability by adorning the back 
drop of the campus scene In "Brown of Har- 
vard" with an exceptional likeness of ths 
magnificent Mott Memorial Library at Union 
College. 



The Gotham Producing Co. has completed 
one-half year of Its permanent run at the 
Mohawk. The success of this company Is 
truly of notice Inasmuch as it proves that a 
good stock company can get the money in 
spite of all obstacles. HOWY. 

SIOUX CITY. IA. 

ORPHEUM (C. E. Wilder, res. mgr.; re- 
hearsal Sun. 10.80). — Week 28, Clara Balle- 
rlnl, good; "Mike" Berkln, good; Thoa P. 
Jackson, well received; Mack A Rambeau. 
fine; John A Winnie Hennlngs, hit of bill; 
The Kyles. good. 

Since the talking pictures were put on. 
there have been only six acts. Now the 
people want another act Instead of the 
"talkers" DEAN. 



SOUTH BEND, IND. 

ORPHEUM (C. J. Allardt, mgr.; agent. W. 
V. M. A.; rehearsal Sun. and Thurs. 12.80). — 
4-7. Lewis, Grigglan A Lewis, good; Brooks 
A Bawens, good; Tom Linton's "Jungle Girls." 
hit; Godfrey A Henderson, fair; Three Sln- 
clalrs. fair 8-10. Three Lorettas; The Kauf- 
mans: Bertram May Co.; Marshall Montgom- 
ery; Harry Button Co. 

AUDITORIUM (8. W. Pickering, mgr.; K. A 
E.).— B-6, "Bought and Paid For," poor busi- 
ness; 10. "The Rainbow"; 12. Thos. Crane, in 
"The Senator Keeps House." 



The Allardt Bros, have taken up a new 
theatre at Elkhart, Ind. 



The Billy Sunday campaign has affected 
the movies and the Auditorium. The Or- 
pheum Is still doing capacity business, even 
with warm weather. W. H. STEIN. 



SCOTTDALE. PA. 

OPERA HOUSE (D. E. Henry, mgr.; agent. 
L. C. McLaughlin). — The Four Silvers; Bren- 
non A Carroll; McAdams & His Dog. 

SPOKANE. 

AUDITORIUM — Dn rk. 

ORPHEITM (Joseph E. Muller. mar ). -- 
nun Edwards' A Co., easily led; Oen. Pisnno. 
Interested; Kramer A Morton, passed; I^es 
Alvarese, remarkable hnlnnrlnsr: Tlenn Linn, 
made fat an asset. Wlllliim Lytell A <">>.. 
passed. 

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Mascot Variety London 
Maurice A Walton Variety N Y 
McDermott Btllj Miller Hotel N Y 
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Adler A Arllne Variety N Y 

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Barry A Wolford Freeport L I 
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Braham Nat Variety N Y 

Breton Ted A Corlnne Plunkett 1493 Bway 
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Brown A Foster Empress Fresno Cal 
Brown Harris A Brown Foster Centre R I 
Burke John A Mae Alhambra N Y 
Byron A Langdon Variety N Y 



Caites Novelty 1334 6th St Philadelphia 

Cameron Grace Empress Chicago 

Carr Ernest Variety N Y 

Cartmell A Harris Freeport L I 

Ce Dora 9 Riverside Ave Newark 

Clark A Bergman 121 George St Brooklyn 

Clark A Hamilton Variety N Y 

Clifford Bosslo Variety N Y 

Collins Josle Shuberts 1416 Bway N Y 

Corelli A Gllette Hendersons Coney Island 

Cross A Josephine Bronx N Y 



Crouch «nd Welch 

TOURING EUROPE 
Direction, M. 8. Bentham. 



Curison Sisters Third Time Orpheum Circuit 



Pazle Mile J Jacob* 1493 Bway N Y 
Deeley Ben A Co Variety N Y 

BETH DENSMORE 

Playing FOUR musical Instruments AT ONE 

TIME. Atlantic City Exposition Bldg., 

gammer Season. 



Diamond A Brenen Orpheum Sioux City 
Dingle & EHmeratda Mnrlnelll 1493 Bway N Y 
Donnelly Leo Friars Club N Y 
Drew Virginia Variety N Y 
Duffy r .1 2 Ashland PI Brooklyn 

Jim Diamond >« Brennan s*»i 

Nekt Week (May \'i). Orpheum. Hloux City 
Direction, M. S. BKNTHAM. 

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Kll/.alieth Mary Variety N Y 
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Kmir Ke^als. New Grand Evansvllli- 
I o\ Harry Variety N Y 
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Krey Henry 1777 Madinon Ave N Y 
Frey Twins New Grand Evanaville 



Godfrey A Henderson Beehler Bros Chicago 

CJolden Morris Variety N Y 

Grimm A Elliott Pantages Los Angeles 

Green Burt Lambs Club N Y 

Green Ethel Variety N Y 

Guerro A Carmen 2108 W North Ave Chicago 

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Halllgma A Sykes Variety N Y 

Hanloo Bros Holborn Empire Eng 

Hardcastle Teddy Variety N Y 

Harrah Great New Sallna Knn 

Haywood Harry Co Variety Chicago 

Heather Josle Variety N Y 

Herold Virginia Variety Chicago 

Hlnes Palmer A Girls Variety N Y 

Holman Harry A Co Pantages Spokane 

Hopkins Sisters Variety N Y 

Houdlnl Days Agency 8trand London 

Hufford A Chain P Casey 1493 Bway N Y 

Hunter A Ross Variety N Y 

Hutchinson Wll A Co Empire London Eng 



loleen Sisters Variety N Y 



Mersereau Mile Variety San Francisco 

Moran Polly Variety N Y 

Moree Mite Highlands N J 

Moaarts Fred A Eva Grand Evansvllle 



HcMahon and ChappeDe 

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McCarthy Myles Variety N Y 
McCarthy William Green Room Club N 
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Karrel Great Variety N Y 

Kaufman Reba A Ines Variety Chicago 

Kenna Charles Variety N Y 

Kenny A Hollls Empress San Diego 

Kelso A Lelghton H Shea 1482 Bway N Y 



Lamb's Manikins Germantown Phlla 
Lambertl Majestic Chicago 
Langdons The Orpheum Champagne 
Lawson A Namon Variety Chicago 
Leo Isabelle Variety N Y 
Louden Janet Variety N Y 
Lynch T M 212 W 141st St N Y 



NEVINSudERWOOD 

Management. Max E. Hayes, United Time. 



Newhoff A Phelps. 540 W 163d St N Y 
Nlblo A Spencer Flora Hauge Holland 
Nome Bob Variety N Y 
Nonette P Casey 1493 Bway N Y 



JACK NORWORTH 

And the HONEYMOON FOUR, 
Oak Lane Station, 12th St.. Phlla.. Pa. 



Paddock A Paddock Empress Salt Lako 
Pagllaccl 4 Variety San Francisco 



r RANK PARISh 

SOMETHING NEW AND ORIGINAL. 
Next Week (May 12), Keith's, Boston. 
Direction, ALF T. WILTON. 



Parry Charlotte Variety London 

Pretst Janet Wolfolk Ashland Bldg Chicago 



Rafael Dave 1101 Grant Ave San Francisco 
Ramsey Sisters Ehrlch House N Y 
Rathskeller Trio Variety Chicago 
Readrick Frank Variety N Y 
Reeves Alf 321 W 44th N Y 
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Velde Trio Variety Chicago 

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Bridges Frank 
Bruce Bettlna (C) 
Burke Etta 
Burnham Blanche 
Burns Jim 
Burt Frank 
Bussen M 
Byle A Earle 

C 
Calef A Waldron 
' Hm*»ron Camilla 
Carlton Sisters 



Carsello Susie 
Cardon A Brown 
Cates Musical (P) 
Chesterfield Henry 
Christy Thomas 
Clark Myrtle 
Clare Elsie 
Clark T J 
Cole A Williams 
Conroy Thomas 
Conway a Duo (C) 
Cooper Harry E 
Corin Joel P 



Damsee Frank 
Davis Mark (C) 
Dellovelll & Gllssando 
DeLord Arthur 
Delp Mae 
Del Muro Mr R 
Dika Juliette 
De Vara Mile. 
Donovan Jas B 
Downing Helen 
Duffleld Harry (C) 
Dyso James 

B 

Earle Arthur 
Easton May 
Eckert & Berg 
Ellis A F 
Erfords Whirling 



Fairbanks Irene 
Fairfax Mabel 
Fennel A Trson 
Ferguson AOele 




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^^^* v an <l St. George, Carson Sisters, Eddie Clark. Cornalla and Eddie, Jean Cler- 
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Anna Chandler. 

PAUL TAUSIG 41 SON. 184 X. 14th St.. New Tatk City. 
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WANT TO HEAR FROM REC06RIZED NOVELTY FEATURE ACTS. 

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State all first letter, give complete billing and full description of act. 

We will also use one hundred first-class acts for our regular vaudeville road shows. 
Fifteen shows Intact playing a certain route. CAN USE IMMEDIATELY — Several Tab- 
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Fielding Gertrude 
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Fox A Ward 
Franklyn Mr A Mrs 



Gallon Jimmy 
Galloway Mrs (C) 
Oerts Jess 
Gilbert Billy 
Ollden Girls 
Gillette Ml*s C 
Ooldlng Claude L. (F) 

Gordon Paul 
Orahm Clara (C) 
Granville A Mack 
Grey Bunny 

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Haggerty Larry 
Hale George M 
Hallen F 
Hannon William 
Haroourt Daisy 
Harcourt Geneva 
Harlan Myrtle 
Hayco Mrs 

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Herron Bertie (C) 
Hippie CHfTord 
Hippie Clifford (C) 
Homer Eva 
Hopklrk Chas 
Howard Marie 
Hughes J J 
Hughes CFeo 
Hyman Eleanor 



JenBen Henry 
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Jeter Chas (C) 
Jewell Ralph 
Jolson Harry (C) 



Kaufman Sisters (C) 
Kelgard W F 
Keller Margarle 
Kelly Dan 
Kelso Bros 
Kenton Dorothy 
King Dottle 
Kuma Tom 



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La Van Nat A Helen 
Lawson Tnes 
Layden Harry 
Lealands The 
Lee W C 
Lena Lilly 
Leonard Eddie 
Leroy A Harvey 
Le Roy Hilda 
Leslie Ethel 
Levlgne Sisters A Eul 
Lind Joseph Conrad 
Llnney Horace J 
Lloyd Nona 
Laraln Oscar 
Lord Bert 
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Mack Geo 
Mack James C 
Martvn A Florence 
Matthews A 8hayne 
(C) 



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McBrlde Harry 
Mcintosh Hugh (F) 
Melvin Chuck 
Merles Mile. 
Merritt Frank R 
Miller Bessie 
Modlca Hap 
Monarch Comedy 

(C) 
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Morris Leslie 
Murphy Thos 
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Nicolas Ralph 
Norton Henry 



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Olmstead C F 
O'Nell Harry J (C) 



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Port Jack 
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Randall William 



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Robinson Eugene 
Robyns Mr A Mrs 
Rome Bert C 
Rome John E 
Rutledge Gertrude 

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Skatells (P) 
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Stepp Lewis 
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Tiffany Maud 
Tlncher Far 
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New England Vaudeville Circuit. 
American representative far W. SCOTT 
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booking the beat act at all times in the beet 
theatres of New England, Canada aad New 
York. Mala offices, 88 Boylsten St., B ea t en, 
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Zlt In hie ewtotfom said: "Creee ud Jo- 
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New Pool Table, Ten Are Wearing Off the 
Ow en. This le net new. Ben SeheJTer sang 
me the hum eons five jeers ago and fer- 
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ENGLAND'S DANCING MABYZXS 

"ALWAYS WOBHMG." 

•XI N. 1STH ST., PHTJLA., PA. 

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Speelal feature with GERTRUDE 

HOFFMANN SHOW 



CHARLIE AHEABN presents 

7 Hapw Bean's Wkd CMMdav 7 

PAT CASEY, Agent 




I#aeky eajre he always anew that he 
hindering Kay Samneby saeeees. 

It's ap te the rallkmjui to go to the Em- 
pire, Sanderlaad, en Monday night and Judge 
the show, then he telle the customers next 
morning whether It Is good or bad. He's the 
fellow they go by, and show business was 
never written for that berg. Don't wish him 
any bad loch, bnt I hope he gets caught 
patting water la If. 

Ashed the landlady to give as a hot water 
bottle for oar feet when we went to bed, so 
she brought It In end put It on the piano. 
Solldlvoryly Yours, 

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Next Week (May IS), 
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VICTORINE and ZOLAR 

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BERT MELROSE 



ALDRA SISTERS 

AGNES AND LILLIAN 
ENGLISH ENTHBTAINBBS 



Lola Merrill and Frank Otti 

Next Week (May 12), Keith's, Cincinnati. 



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CORRESPONDENCE 

(Continued from pace 81) 

EMPRESS (George Blakealee, mgr. ; agent. 
8-C). — Jimmy Brltt, popular; The Wheelers, 
closed with rush; Agnes Lee A Co., tragedy 
scored; Naihal Trio, worth watching; Barnes 
A Robinson, went well. 

PANTAOES (E. Clarke Walker, mgr.).— 
Menlo Moore's "Mother Goose Girls," good 
topllne; Ruth Chandler, appreciated; Emll 
Hoch A Co.. climax big; McPhee A Hill, did 
nicely; Martini A Troise, accordeon work 
alone scored; Browning & Lewis, common- 
place. 

AMERICAN (Cnrl S. Mllllgan, mgr.).— 
American Stock Co., with Auda Due and 
Henry Hall. "The Liars," drew big; "The Girl 
In the Taxi," current. 



Germain. Madelyne Mougln, from the Pol- 
lard Opera Co. opened May 1. 

Huron L. Blydenberg (Blyden), character 
man at the American, has Instituted a suit 
for divorce. He declares his wife is addicted 
to the use of intoxicants. She Is not a player. 
Blyden says they were married in Van- 
couver In Nov., 1B08. J. E. ROYCE. 



YOUNGS AIRDOME (Sam Young, mgr.).— 
4-10, Knickerbocker Stock Co. McCURLEY. 



The Pantagrs has announced a new rout- 
ing of acts which will bring six acts to the 
local house weekly. Instead of Ave. The old 
throe-a-day achedulo will bt« adhered to. 



SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 

COURT SQ. (D. O. Gllmore, mgr.; Ind.).— 
t, Hornlman English Players in "Candida," 
very good, to miserable house; 6, Sothern and 
Marlowe, In "Much Ado About Nothing," de- 
lighted big house; 7, "Romeo and Juliet"; 
9-10. "Robin Hood"; week 12, "Within the 
Law." 

POLI'S (Gordon Wrlghter, mgr.) — "The But- 
terfly on the Wheel," well received, big houses. 

BROADWAY (Dan Scullen. mgr.).— "Mad- 
ame X," scored, good business. PRESSL. 



TERRE HAUTE. IND. 



Audu Due got a warm welcome on her 
first appearance as leading woman of the 
resident company at the American as Jenslca 
in "The Liars." The season will closr* after 
the run of "The Girl In the Taxi." 



Cabaret will be tried at the oew Cafe St. 



VARIETIES (Jack Hoeffler 
W. V. M. A. : rehearsal Mon. a 
— Gordon A Day, good; DeWltt 
ter, hit; Melnotte Twins, big; 
hit; GHroy A Corrlell. pleased; 
Wallace, hit; Clarice Vance, 
Trio, good; Daring Darts, fine; 
A Co., hit 

GRAND (T. W. Barhydt, Jr., mgr.).— e-Xl, 
Pictures. 



mgr.; agent, 
nd Thurs. 10). 

Young A Sis- 
Helen Cannon, 

McCormlck A 
good; DeVora 

Geo. B. Reno 



TORONTO. 

PRINCESS (O. B. Sheppard, mgr.). — May 
Robson, In "A Night Out," a laughing suc- 
cess. 12, "The Reckless Age." 

ROYAL ALEXANDRA (L. Salmon, mgr.). — 
Annie Russell opened In "She Stoops to Con- 
quer." 12, William Hodge. 

GRAND (A. J. Small, mgr.). — "Madame 
Sherry." 12, Phllllpa-Shaw In "The Gray 
Hawk " 

SHEA'S (J. Shea, mgr.).— Lillian Shaw, hit; 
Toots Paka, big novelty; Rice & Cohen, old 
favorites; Madden A Fltzpatrlck, good; Four 
Florlmonds, pleased; Julius Tannen, clever; 
Marcus A Gartelle, pleased; Wilbur C. Sweat- 
man, went over. 12, Jessie Bonestell Stock 
Co., in "Nobody's Widow." 

STAR (Dan F. Pierce, mgr.). — "Stars of 
Stageland." 

OAYETY (T. R. Henry, mgr.). — "London 
Belles." 

MAJESTIC (Peter F. Griffin, mgr.). — Great 
Sampson & Co.; Murphy A Andrews; Green A 
Goff: Jack A Lillian Douglas. 

STRAND (E. L. Weill, mgr.).— Joseph Carr. 



VANDERGRIFT, PA. 

CASINO (C. F. Fox. mgr.; agent. L. 
McLaughlin). — Laura Davis; Howell A How- 
ell; Three Dreamers; Star Duo. 



WHEELING, W. VA. 

ORPHEUM (Orpheum Theatre Co., nigra! 
agent. U. B. O. ; rehearsal Mon. and Thura 
10)). — "Kate's Press Agent," very good; Fan- 
nie A Al Stedman. well liked; Lightning Wet- 
ton, cartoonist, Immense; Verdi, Verona » 
Allen, very good; Five Jolly Bachelors, well 
received; Three Brownies, very good. 

Wallace's Circus, 6, sunshine and clean 



Ed. J. Dolan. press agent for Charlie Grape- 
win, is spending several days in the city wltl 
friends. The show closes the season here. 

C. M. H. 



The Griffin Amusement Co. has purchased 
recently probably on ihe main business street 
In Berlin, Ont, and will erect a theatre with 
seating capacity of 3,600. HARTLEY. 



YOUNG8TOWN, O. 

PARK (L. B. Cool, mgr.; agents. Felt. 
A 8hea). — Earl Flynn A Nettle McLoughlin. 
good; Bernard A Harrington, pleasing; Sher- 
man, Van A Hyman, good; Williams A War- 
ner, funny; Stuart Barnes, fine; "The Futurity 
Winner," hit. 

GRAND O. H. (John R. Elliott, mgr.; S- * 
H.). — Stock company opens fourth successful 
week In "The Little Grey Lady." 

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ELBERT HUBBARD AND CARUSO 
COMPOSE NEW SA VAGE OPERA 

Renowned Fra and Tenor, With Earl Carroll (Writer of 
the Lyrics) Have Quietly Turned Out Serious Musi- 
cal Piece. All Details Arranged Before Col. Savage 
Departed for Europe. Production by January. 



Inviolate secrecy is being maintained 
over a deal consummated some time 
ago. Up to date not an inkling of it 
has crept into the papers, which is 
rather remarkable, considering the im- 
portance of the undertaking and the 
number of people necessarily familiar 
with the making of the contract. 

Elbert Hubbard is writing a libretto, 
Earl Carroll the lyrics and Enrico Ca- 
ruso the music for an opera of a rather 
serious nature, which is to be produced 
by Henry W. Savage. 

The matter was closed before the de- 
parture of Mr. Savage for Europe, but 
as there has been slow progress in the 
completion of the book there will like- 
ly be no production made much before 
the opening of next year. 

It is understood the business end of 
the arrangements have been so thor- 
oughly arranged for, the rights to the 
publication of the musical numbers have 
already been contracted for by a New 

ork publishing house. 



LESLIE WITH "OPPOSITION." 

The vaudeville "opposition" secures 
Bert Leslie and his company from next 
Monday, when Mr. Leslie in "Hogan, 
the Painter" opens for Nixon-Nirdlin- 
ger in Philadelphia. 

Mr. Leslie has announced his inten- 
tion of playing anywhere for anyone 
who agrees with him upon terms and 
offers consecutive engagements. He is 
one of the best known of "big time" 
standard acts. 



$6,000,000 HOTEL RUMOR. 

This week there was a revival of the 
report the New York theatre would 
ihortly be torn down and the Charles 
P. Taft syndicate would erect on the 
the and adjoining property a $6,000,000 
hotel. 

Eventually the deal may go through, 
but nothing has been definitely decided. 



The promoters of the enterprise have 
succeeded in securing the abutting 
property required on 45th street, but 
there still remains two houses on 44th 
street, owned by "Abe," Levy and 
"Maxey" Blumenthal, racing men, who 
are holding out for a price. A differ- 
ence of $50,000 still exists between the 
asking and offered price for these two 
houses. 



WEBER A FIELDS* ROAD SHOW. 

A vaudeville roJ'l show may tour 

nevt season with Weber and Fields at 

the head of it. The project is under 

consideration by the principals, who 
expect to play a strongly laid out hill 
at *he top admission of $1.50, if the 
thing is consumrmted 

Whether the two comedians will start 
out with the road show early in the 
season depends to an extent upon the 
big time vaudeville managers coming 
forward with contracts at $4,000 weekly 
for about 30 weeks, to have the estab- 
lished team headline the bills for the 
big houses. 



9 YEARS FOR STAR OAST. 

Robert Edeson, Wilton Lackaye, 
Rose Coghlan and Max Figman, who 
originated roles in "Fine Feathers" 
have signed a two years' contract which 
will see them back in the show next 
season. 

Two companies are being routed. 
The original company now filling a 
two weeks* engagement in Los Angeles. 
The No. 2 will open Aug. 22 in Penn- 
sylvania. 



WILLIAMSON RECOVERED. 

San Francisco, May 14. 
J. C. Williamson left here Monday 
for Chicago. Upon arrival from 
Australia, Mr. Williamson had to be 
removed to a hospital. 



OPERA AT $15 PER. 

San Francisco, May 14. 

W. H. ("Doc") Leahy, who has 
plenty of money besides the Tivoli 
opera house here, believes he can ob- 
tain $15 a seat from lovers of opera by 
touring next fall for a brief season 
Caruso, Tetrazzini, Ruffo and Mary 
Garden, in one concert company. 

Mr. Leahy will have to charge some- 
thing like the fifteen to gather enough 
to pay salaries. They amount to $8,- 
250 a show, for the singers only. 

Caruso wants $2,400 every time he 
sings, Tetrazzini will dot it for $2,250, 
Ruffo only desires $2,000 a concert, and 
Mary Garden will let Doc off with $1,- 
600. Two concerts weekly may be the 
program. 

Mr. Leahy isn't so certain it will go 
through, but he wants to try it and 
may. A route has been selected of cities 
that can stand the gaff. 



HAOKETT ASKING $2,000. 

James K. Hackett is willing to revive 
his condensed version of "The Bishop's 
Carriage" for two weeks in vaudeville 
immediately, with a cast of ten, provid- 
ing time is forthcoming at $2,000. Man- 
agers have expressed a willingness to 
take it, but most of the houses are 
making ready to dose for the season. 

Mr. Hackett has been offered the Ma- 
jestic, Chicago, for the week of May 
26, and if the Palace, New York, re- 
mains open, that house also will play 
him. 

Immediately thereafter Hackett sails 
for Europe to consult with Laurence 
Irving regarding a special performance 
of "Othello" to be given in San Fran- 
cisco. 



WHEN YOU "RUY A NOTICE." 

New Orleans, May 14. 
Virginia Tyson says that buying a 
"notice" with an advertisement is like 
sending oneself a complimentary let- 
ter. 



MISS CALVERT IN "ESCAPE." 

Chicago, May 14 
Catherine Calvert will be seen in the 
leading role of "The Escape" when the 
piece is produced in New York early 
in the fall. Miss Calvert replaces Helen 
Ware, who originated the part in the 
Chicago company. 



K. St B. GET STUDEBAKER. 

Chicago, May 14. 
The Studebaker passes from the con- 
trol of Connor and Dillingham to Klaw 
8r Erlanger Aug. 1. The Studebaker 
and Illinois will house the musical 
shows hereafter, the Blackstone the 
legitimate attractions, with Powers' up 
in the air, and the Olympic probably 
the dollar shows, replacing McVicker*s, 
which, as announced last week, has 
been acquired by Jones, Linick & 
Schaefer. 



KEITH LOOKING 'EM OVER. 

B. F. Keith was expected in town the 
latter part of this week, for a general 
inspection of his theatrical properties 
in New York— or more correctly speak- 
ing, those bearing his name. 



GARY DUE FOR COAST. 

When Gaby Deslys returns to New 
York next season to play 22 weeks for 
the Shuberts, it is very possible she 
will take a trip Pacific coast ward. 
"Mmc. Troubadoour" may be revived at 
Gaby's vehicle. It will not require 
the large cast a Winter Garden pro- 
duction needs. 



WRITING FOR DAMERAL. 

Chicago, May 14. 
Addison Burkhardt is writing a piece 
for George Dameral, which I. H. Herk 
threatens to produce for the comedian 
some time in July. 



ACTRESS DECEIVED. 

Boston, May 14. 
Virginia Milliman of a Brockton 
stock company, married to Harold 
Sturgis, a Boston newspaper man two 
weeks ago at a midnight marriage, has 
entered suit for the annulment of the 
wedding. She claims that her new 
husband is but 18 years old, although 
he gave his age as 23. 



GUARANTEEING "KIMONA." 

"Kimona" is the title of a new play 
which has gone into rehearsal with the 
authoress putting up a certified check to 
cover the expenses on the first two 
weeks of the production. 

The piece will be given its premirn 
shortly at Asbury Park. A Broa'I.v'v 
presentation is contemplntH, H- " n !• • 
on the show's opening. 



VARIETY 



VAUDEVILLE PROTECTIVE ASS'N 
AS ARTIS TS' SEC RET SOCIETY 

Only Headliners and Standard Acts Admitted to 
Organization, Now Being Formed. Ritual Includ- 
ing Obligations to Enforce Secrecy and Loyalty. 
No Laymen Admitted. Purpose Told in 
Name. Protecting Against Vaude- 
ville's Vampires. 



There is a quiet movement afoot 
to organize what is to be known as 
"The Vaudeville Protective Associa- 
tion." The organization is being advo- 
cated by several "big acts," and will 
admit for the initial membership only 
headliners and standard turns. 

It is said there are about 15 well- 
known vaudevillians now working on 
the new society and the formation will 
take place when around 40 names have 
been pledged. 

The society is to be a secret one, with 
a ritual including obligations that will 
enforce secrecy and faithfulness. 

The projectors of the Protective As- 
sociation have presented the outline and 
scope to Bert Leslie, it is said, and 
asked Mr. Leslie to consider the presi- 
dency. Leslie is at present president 
of the Vaudeville Comedy Club. 

The object and purpose of the Vaude- 
ville Protective Association is covered 
by the title. That such an organiza- 
tion is an undisputed need among 
vaudeville artists is recognized and has 
been for a long while. Neither the 
White Rats nor the Comedy Club has 
helped the artist in his struggles with 
the big time situation. 

The Comedy Club admitted lay 
members a few years ago and since 
that time has been dominated by the 
outside influence, which has practically 
been in control of the club, originally 
organized for the protection of the ac- 
tor. The footing gained by the outsid- 
ers has been working for the benefit of 
the big time vaudeville managers, two 
of whom are even now on the Comedy 
Club's Board of Control, the last place 
in the world where they belong. At- 
tempts to restore the Comedy Club to 
its original function as an aid to the 
artist have been blocked by the mem- 
bers in it who are not actors but ap- 
parently command control. 

The need for a society that will pro- 
vide protection for them is sorely felt 
by the standard vaudeville turns. The 
vaudeville actor realizes the manager 
will never pension him. and that the 
money earned must be made while he 
is well. Sickness means the loss of a 
week and a week lost by an actor is a 
week pone forever. He docs not estab- 
lish nor create anvthintr on the stnrre 
he can dispone of or will for use after 
death, while the mnnarrer continues 
with his theatre, or it is run by his es- 
tate. 

There arc so manv abuses in vaude- 
ville, the artist is forced to organize. 
whether he is an actor for Lilory or for 
money. 

A couple of vampires anions the bit? 
time managers have left but little blood 
in the vaudeville carcass. Wliil. t!ir V 
are a curse to the show burners in 
general, they arc there, and the vaude- 



ville actor means to protect himself 
against them, before they also steal 
away his blood, strength, health, tal- 
ents and money. 



ENGAGE" FOR REVUE. 

(Special Cable to Vaucty.) 

London, May 14. 
James Watts and Billy Merson, both 
comedians, have been engaged for the 
Hippodrome Revue. 



OPERA COMPANY SAILING. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, May 14. 

The Quinlan Opera Company of 165 
people will sail April 18 for South 
Africa. After an engagement there 
they will proceed to Australia, return- 
ing in April, 1914. 



EVELYN A LIVE ONE. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, May 14. 

The report cabled from New York 
that Evelyn Thaw committed suicide 
here is unfounded. Evelyn is here and 
well. She has been engaged to appear 
at the Hippodrome. 

While Mrs. Thaw and H. B. Mari- 
rclli were coming over on the Olympic 
the agent placed Evelyn to appear 
either side of the ocean under his di- 
rection. Immediately upon landing a 
press agent must have been engaged, 
for stories about the girl were at once 
sent over to New York. 

Mrs. Thaw will go in the Hippo- 
drome revue under another name, and 
with 20 girls around her. Mr. De 
Courville's plan for this is to allow 
the public to find her among the 
crowd. 

No information regarding Mrs. 
Thaw's salary can be secured. 

Evelyn Thaw has been often spoken 
of for vaudeville on this side. The 
latest was when the Park theatre, New 
York, opened with its brief season of 
vaudeville. Evelyn Thaw was declined 
as the feature for the first bill there 
after she had been offered to the man- 
agement for $300 for the week. 



USING VESTA HLLEY*S SONG. 
(Special Cable to Vamty.) 

London, May 14. 

The song, "Monte from Monte 
Carlo/' being sung this week at Ham- 
merstein's, New York, by the Scotch 
Laird, Maclaine, belongs to Vesta 
Tilley, who has not given him permis- 
sion to use it. 

Walter DeFrece, Miss Tilley's hus- 
band, is very angry at the liberty 
taken. 

To many who saw the Scotch Laird 
mentioned above at Hammerstein's this 
week, he seemed more like an English- 
man than a Scotchman. When told of 
this Maclaine replied: "I received my 
education, I think, in England." 

There has been a soft suspicion about 
that if William Morris imported Mac- 
laine or had aught to do with his ap- 
pearance at Hammerstein's, Morris 
might have thought he could send 
across something that might at least 
resemble Harry Lauder if not looking 
like that great star. There are so many 
"single acts" in England one never re- 
calls them all when seen on this side. 



CLOSING IN LONDON. 

(Special Cable to V-jubty.) 

London, May 14. 
"Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford" closes 
here in two weeks. "Bought and Paid 
For" in four weeks. 




THE AMERICAN INVASION 



VARIETY 



MAJESTIC SUFFERING THROUGH 
PALACE, CH ICAGO , FAVORITISM 

Reported Discontent of Majestic Theatre's Biggest Stock- 
holders Through Alleged Attempt of Booking Office 
to Take Away Majestic Clientele. Many 

Sided Situation. 



WILIiARD IN LONDON, FINE. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, May 14. 

Willard, "The Man Who Grows," 
opened Monday at the Hippodrome and 
did fine. He is the American who can 
extend his height. The oddity of the 
turn will create talk here. 

Edmund Hayes opened in the same 
hall to a laughing success. The La 
Toy Bros., another American act, also 
scored. 



Chicago, May 14. 

The report is growing very strong 
that the biggest stockholders in the 
Majestic theatre here are growing very 
much discontented over the condition 
of affairs in the booking department, 
which appears to be giving the Palace 
the best vaudeville programs to the 
detriment of the Majestic's shows and 
clientele. 

The charge has been openly made 
that the programs booked into the Ma- 
jestic of late have been framed up with 
the purpose in view of sending the es- 
tablished Majestic patronage into the 
Palace. 

Both houses are booked in the Or- 
pheum Circuit headquarters in New 
York. Martin Beck is general manager 
■j\ the Orpheum, and the largest indi- 
vidual holder of the Palace shares. 

There are many sides to the local big 
time vaudeville situation. That the 
present discontent may extend even 
farther than is at present surmised by 
vaudeville people on the inside finds 
ready response among those sufficiently 
conversant with the entire outline to 
discuss the affair from all angles. One 
of these angles leads to a belief that 
Mr. Beck has been carefully coached 
throughout by one or more persons in 
the United Booking Offices, with some 
undisclosed end to be gained. 



Fabert at the Moulin Rouge, was pro- 
duced May 9 and was only fairly suc- 
cessful. It is somewhat risque. 

The authors are Messrs. Derymond, 
Rivers, Rouvray and Lamarchant, the 
two latter signing the production. Le- 
marchand designed the costumes, one 
of the features of the show. There is 
nothing particular in this revue, which 
resembles its predecessors. 

The Moulin Rouge is a summer re- 
sort, and will possibly attract with 
moderate prices and a lively program 
of any kind at this time of the year. 



"MINSTREL MISSES*' SUCCESS. 

(Special Coble to Variety.) 

London, May 14. 
The "Mississippi Minstrel Misses," 
another "girl show," headed by Sammy 
Weston and others, opened Monday at 
the Palace, Tottenham, and were a suc- 
cess. 



♦♦NUMBER 44" IN LONDON. 

(Special Cable to Vabivty.) 

London, May 14. 

At the Palace, London, June 9, Lang- 
don McCormick will present "Number 
44," a sketch with Emma Evans, the 
principal player. Miss Evans is now 
on the Cedric bound for England. 

William Stevens has left for the Con- 
tinent as representative of the Thurs- 
ton-McCormick Co.'s train and auto 
effects now at the London Opera 
House. 

William Stevens was formerly man- 
ager of Keith's theatre at Lowell, Mass. 



DE COURVHiLE NOT ENGAGED. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, May 14. 
Albert DeCourville says the reports 
printed in New York of his engage- 
ment to Shirley Kellogg are untrue. 
Miss Kellogg is in the revue at the 
Hippodrome, which Mr. DeCourville 
manages. 

Two New York papers have printed 
within the past week a story that Mr. 
DeCourville and Miss Kellogg were 
engaged. One paper published the 
young woman's picture, probably to 
make the story more prominent. 



SUMMER REVUE RISQUE. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, May 14. 
The summer revue presented by J. 



OPERETTA AT REJANE. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, May 14. 
At the Theatre Rejane, a season of 
operetta was inaugurated May 9, and 
has every sign of being a success. 

The first production was "Little 
Queen of the Roses/' by Leoncavello, 
sung in French and met with a fair 
success. 



HICKS LEAVING EMPIRE. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, May 14. 
Seymour Hicks will leave the Em- 
pire early in the summer. 



HAMLIN AND MACK SCORE. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, May 14. 
At the Stratford Empire, Hamlin and 
Mack scored a success. 



OPEN AIR MUSIC HALL OPENS. 

(Special Cable to Vajubtt.) 

Paris, May 14. 

The Alcazar d'Ete, the open air mu- 
sic hall in the Champs Elysees, inaugu- 
rated its 1913 season May 10, nicely, 
with an excellent vaudeville show. The 
program will be changed monthly un- 
til September, no revue being proposed 
this year. 

The Everhardt troupe, Minola Hurst, 
Pichel and Scali, Sisters Wright, Conn 
and Conrad and The Sandwinas all met 
with a good reception. 

The local star, Dranem, whose songs 
are wont to be a trifle blue, is largely 
billed, but postponed on account of the 
rainy weather, regarded as unfavorable 
for his success. 

PALLADIUM TRYING. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, May 14. 
The Palladium, Johannesburg, is try- 
ing to rearrange its company. Saks has 
been dismissed and the artists who 
postponed sailing will probably get 
away Saturday. 



STANDISH SISTERS FAIL. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, May 14. 
The Standish Sisters opened at the 
Metropolitan and failed to score. 



Laura Roth (Espe and Roth) is re- 
cuperating from the effects of an op- 
eration of three weeks ago at her home 
in Chicago. 




ELSIE 



GEORGE 

THE ST. LEON FAMILY 



VERA 



SAILINGS. 

Reported through Paul Tausig & 
Son, 104 East Nth street, New York: 

May 17, Mrs. Louis James, Polly 
Moran, Weston and Young (Minneap- 
olis); 

May 17, v Van and Schenck (Oceanic); 

May 17, Mrs. Paly Sanders, Jacobs 
and Dogs (Geo. Washington); 

May 15, Mr. and Mrs. Nikol 
(France); 

May 15, Geo. B. Reno and Co., in- 
cluding Edward Thompson, Louis 
Rosenbaum, Tim Bray), Williams and 
Wolfus, The Grazers (Baltic); 

May 10, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Fran- 
cis, Lee Parvin (Chicago); 

May 9, Lind, Mr. and Mrs. Gold- 
smith (Philadelphia); 

May 8, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hoppe, 
Prince Masculin (Cedric); 

May 17, Ernest Ball, Maud Lambert 
(Mrs. Ball) (Geo. Washington); 

May 17, Louis Sherwin (Zeeland). 

(Special Cable to Va-ubtt.) 

London, May 14. 
Reported through Pall Mall Ex- 
change: 

April 14, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Hart 
(Olympic). 
Reported through Daw's Exchange: 
April 18 (for South Africa), Quinlan 
Opera Company (165 persons). 

San Francisco, May 14. 

May 13 (for Honolulu), Valentine and 
Bell (Honolulan). 

May 16 (for Hong Kong), Marion 
Hodges, Will M. Cressy, Blanche 
Dayne (Tenyo Maru). 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, May 14. 
May 16 (for Buenos Aires-Cataysson 
tour), Mme. Marthe Regnier and com- 
edy company, including Gaston Dubosc, 
L. Sance, Savoy, May rand, Leclercq; 
Mmes. Rose Syma, Desahy, Calvill, 
Talmont, Marsanne, Perny, Clery, 
Theray (Cap Finisterra). 



ALHAMBRA*S REVUE OVER. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, May 14. 
"Eight Pence a Mile," the Alham- 
bra's new Revue, had a successful pro- 
duction Friday night, due mainly to 
the excellent work of Robert Hale and 
Ella Retford. Hale's comedy efforts 
are fine and Miss Retford fits in per- 
fectly. 

Muriel Hudson is the usual John- 
nies' delight. The show is well staged 
and the icenery pretty and in good 

taste. 

The local press has j<iven it good no- 
tices. 



Specially enKaged to appear In their riding acta at LUNA PARK, CONEY ISLAND, for 
the summer. The Family opened Wednesday of this week, th»- olflclftl start of the Ooney 
Island season. 

This is the fourth time the fit. Leons have played Luna throughout the summer. 



"PENELOPE" WITHOUT APPEAL. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, May 14. 

(iabricl Faure's opera "Penelope," 
produced at Monte Carlo this season, 
was presented by Astruc at the Theatre 
<les Champs Elysees. >!... 10. The 
music will please a few. hut is »un tech- 
nical for the ordinary . >p» iri-;v>'T. 

Without overlooking th:.' i.v't's 
"Carmen" was not i n ■■<■ v ';< v <<rst 
produced, it is rrr " "r,. n , :,,;,/' will 
appeal to vcrv ' -w . n •■; Paris, 
though it may • *■■■■'•<; ;irior»*y. 



VARIETY 



ADVANTAGES IN ROAD SHOW 
TRAVEL TO LD BY E VA TANQUAY 

Vaudeville Star Regrets Not Having Qone Out Under Own 
Management Long Ago. More Money and Con- 
tentment Playing for Self. Relieved of "Head- 
lining-for-Box-Office" Strain. Feels Badly 
Over "Vile Stories" Circulated About Her. 



"The especial advantage of touring 
in a road show under one's self man- 
agement is that there is more money 
and contentment in it than as a head- 
liner for a vaudeville manager's pro- 
gram," said Eva Tanguay the other 
day when asked by a Variett repre- 
sentative to make public her observa- 
tions on the "vaudeville road show," 
which is attracting so much attention 
just now in the theatrical plans for next 
season. 

"My only regret," continued Miss 
Tanguay, "is that I did not go out on 
my own long ago. Perhaps I would 
not have attempted it had not Arthur 
Klein submitted a proposition to star 
at the head of my own company which 
he would manage. I had been waiting 
for someone like Mr. Klein to appear 
without knowing it, I guess. Within 
24 hours after he saw me, I had a 
route submitted for five weeks ahead 
and accepted it. The very first stop 
(Bridgeport) there was a crowd at the 
depot waiting for our train. It ap- 
palled me. Playing in certain cities 
the year around, repeating often in 
many houses, I had no idea of the in- 
terest that had been created in towns 
I have never played. On the 'one- 
nighters' the people turn out as though 
a circus was arriving. 

"The 'road show* makes one inde- 
pendent. If there is a loss I know I 
will share it and if a profit, it is my 
personal gain. There's none of that 
tense strain that so many vaudeville 
'headliners' feel; of filling the box of- 
fice every show because the manager is 
paying a big salary and expects you to; 
also to maintain the prestige gained of 
an 'attraction' and worrying night and 
day whether there will be capacity at 
the next performance. 

"I have played eleven weeks now 
twice daily as a part of the 'Eva Tan- 
guay Cyclonic Vaudeville' and I must 
say they have been the most pleasant 
engagements of my stage career. Pre- 
viously I appeared on both sides, legi- 
timate and vaudeville, in minor and im- 
portant capacities, but I never dreamed 
what could be done with a vaudeville 
road show until I tried it. In vaude- 
ville as a perpetual headliner it was one 
continual effort. So many return en- 
gagements were demanded of me I had 
to be on the lookout for new material, 
new clothes and everything a return 
engagement means in an important 
theatre. Why, it was a custom to send 
mc into the Colonial and the other big 
New York houses at the end of the 
season after I had appeared in those 
theatres perhaps once or twice earlier. 
I would fret for weeks before and dur- 
ing the engagements whether I could 
do business in such hot weather. 

"Now I am going west in the very 



hottest portion of the year. I have 
no dread, for if the western public fails 
to appreciate me, it will be my own 
trouble; no managers with scowling 
faces and I won't have to take any 
salary at the end of the week the the- 
atre does not believe I have earned. 

"There are cities in the United States 
and Canada where I have never ap- 
peared as a vaudeville feature that will 
keep our show travelling for two years, 
without a return engagement anywhere. 
One of them will be Kansas City. The 
last time I played there I received $35 
for the week. That was 10 years ago. 
It was four years after I played 
Hammerstein's, following enormous 
hits in Pittsburgh and Detroit the two 
weeks previously. But when I opened 
at Hammerstein's I didn't do well at 
all. It was five or six weeks before I 
recovered myself. Meantime I had 
agreed to play for the United Booking 
Offices for $600 weekly. My friends 
told me I was the main cause for the 
big attendance but I thought the thea- 
tres always did that kind of business. 
About three years afterward my salary 
commenced to go up and reached $2,- 
500, after I had been conceded to be 
the best box office card on the vaude- 
ville stage. I considered that figure 
enough and I told Mr. E. F. Albee 
so; informed him I did not want any 
more money but could not imagine 
why anyone of lesser value to a vaude- 
ville house should receive more. So 
I left the regular circuits when Mr. 
Klein approached me, he having heard 
I might not play the big houses any- 
more. 

"Everybody says I had 'nerve' to 
leave $2,500 weekly behind me on a 
gamble of a 'road show,' but I didn't 
care for the money so much, it was 
the principle. Any numbers of let- 
ters have reached me from well known 
people in the profession saying they 
wished they had my 'nerve* to go out 
with a road show. They can go out 
without 'nerve,' just to make more 
money if they want to, for there's 
more money in 'road shows/ I can 
assure them of that. 

"I wish you would say in any story 
you may print the only thing making 
me feel badly are the vile stories that 
have been circulated about me. Some 
of them are horrible and I simply can't 
imagine my worst enemy doing a thing 
like that. They have even said I have 
illegitimate children. 



NEW TEAMS FORMING. 

Frank Phillips, of the Empire Com- 
edy Four, and Gertrude Davenport, the 
daughter of Doc Davis, who were mar- 
ried April 30, are rehearsing a new 
double act. 

Dan Healy and Frank Winfield, 
former burlesquers, have framed a 
vaudeville turn for the summer. 

Marguerite Haney and James Scan- 
Ion are breaking in a new act this week. 

"Chicken" (Goff) Phillips and Ned 
Monroe have arranged to do a double 
blackface turn, under the direction of 
Max Hart. 

Jimmy Duffy has left the Gertrude 
Hoffmann show, and will return to 
vaudeville with his wife under the for- 
mer team title, Duffy and Lorenz. 

Frankie Heath and Harry Le Van, 
both from Henry P. Dixon's "Big Re- 
view" show, open at Hammerstein's 
next week. 

Chicago, May 14. 
Ben Jerome and a girl are to be a 
vaudeville act next season. Ben is the 
author of many of the Chicago musi- 
cal hits of the past and is well known 
and popular in this neck of the coun- 
try. The act will probaMy get into the 
Majestic as a headline feature some- 
time early in September. 



COMEDY CLUB SWITCH. 

The "Comedy Club Week" at Brigh- 
ton Beach, commencing July 14, has 
been switched from the Brighton the- 
atre to the Brighton Beach Music Hall. 

The Brighton theatre managed by 
Sam McKee asked terms of 50-50 on 
the gross with the Club. The Brighton 
Music Hall, which Doc Breed directs, 
gave the Comedy boys a proposition of 
62*/2 per cent, for themselves out of 
the gross, with the house paying for 
advertising. The Music Hall interests 
control all the "L" stand advertising 
space over in the other borough. The 
Music Hall is of considerable more ca- 
pacity than the theatre. 



NEWSPAPERMAN'S COMEDY. 

Jas. Willard Connolly, the City Life 
editor of the New York Sunday Amer- 
ican, is looking for a comedian who 
wants to play his comedy sketch, called 
"Hazed." Don Auger collaborated 
with Mr. Connolly on the playlet, 
which has never been shown on the 
stage. It is of college life, running 
along fun making lines only. 

Mr. Connolly's department is the 
laugh-maker in the Sunday American. 



EVERYTHING IN MOVIE ART. 

The Third National Convention of 
Motion Picture Exhibitors and the 
First International Motion Picture Ex- 
position will take place July 7-12 in- 
clusive in the Grand Central Palace, 
New York City. 



ROOF GARDEN CABARET. 

Charlie Potsdam, manager of the 
American Music Hall, is carrying a 
nice sounding plot around with him for 
this summer. It is a Cabaret perform- 
ance after the regular show on the 
Roof, in the "Adirondack Mountain" 
resort adjacent on two sides of the 
upstairs American place. 

The regular summer season opens 
on the American Roof May 26. By 
that time everything will have been 
newly decorated, and Charles wants to 
hold the crowd nightly until one a. m. 



AIRDOME AT A8BURY. 

Asbury Park, May 14. 
An airdome seating 1,050 is building 
at 1st and Ocean avenues by Murphy 
& Krug. 



THE J. L. * S. NOISE. 

Chicago, May 14. 
Before the roar of the thunder 
stirred up by the announcement Jones, 
Linick & Schaeffer had secured Mc- 
Vicker's theatre for popular priced 
vaudeville had cleared away, the louder 
and more startling boom they had se- 
cured the Colonial went rumbling 
along the theatrical fortifications. The 
rumors regarding the securing of both 
houses by the firm have been more or 
less alive for some time past, but just 
as a couple of the dailies settled that 
the deal for both houses was off, the 
bomb dropped. 

The passing of the two houses for 
pop vaudeville means the entire chang- 
ing of the theatrical map here. The 
legitimate seemed more interested in 
it than vaudeville. 

McVicker's goes to Jones, Linick & 
Schaeffer for 12 years. It will play an 
eight-act program three times daily 
with pictures filling out, from 11 a. m. 
to 11 p. m., prices 10-15-25. The house 
will not start a vaudeville policy until 
August at the earliest. After the pic- 
tures now playing there leaves, the the- 
atre will be renovated. 

The Colonial is being prepared to 
open May 26. Ten years js the term 
of the lease, and the policy outlined 
for the McVicker's holds good at the 
Colonial. The bills will split between 
the two houses. 

The Colonial seems to be the house 
that has aroused most interest. Mc- 
Vicker's, everyone concedes, is sure 
fire. If pop vaudeville should fail the 
house could always find a profitable 
policy. The Colonial is more of a 
gamble. It is easily the finest theatre 
in Chicago. There may be one or two 
others that are more luxuriously fur- 
nished, but as a real theatre there is 
no question the legitimate loses its 
best theatre in the passing of the Colo- 
nial. The house has a great location in 
the "loop," but whether it is as good 
for pop vaudeville as for anything else 
remains to be seen. This has caused 
most of the argument. Some contend 
that "The Loop" for pop vaudeville is 
a better matinee proposition. The out- 
lying houses will hold them in the even- 
ing, according to these contenders and 
theatres, if the people come into "The 
Loop" to see vaudeville, it will be to 
see big time vaudeville. The question 
further goes into the effect the two 
new houses will have on the Palace and 
Majestic. The Great Northern Hippo- 
drome (formerly lyric), which started 
with pop vaudeville policy last year and 
has been doing business since, will be 
affected, certainly. 

George Harrison will be manager of 
the Colonial. J. G. Birch, now man- 
ager of the Willard, will direct at the 
Wilson. 

It is understood the Kohl and An- 
derson interests put in bids for both 
the Colonial and McVicker's before the 
deals were closed. 

The Franklin, located on the South 
Side, will become one of the Jones, 
Linick & Schaefer string, beginning 
in August, when a full vaudeville pro- 
gram will be resumed. At present 
the house is playing three acts and 
pictures, booked through the United 
Booking Offices, Chicago branch 
With the Willard this will give J. L. 
& S. two houses on the South Side. 



VARIETY 



PROCTOR MUST BAR AGENTS 
BY ORDE R FROM "UP-STAIRS" 

United j Booking Offices Heads Direct He Cannot 

Admit "Opposition Agents" in the Proctor 

Small Time Offices. Has Been Securing Better 

and Cheaper Acts Outside U. B. O. 



Just how far F. F. Proctor ii run- 
ning his own theatrical business was 
made apparent last week when orders 
were sent down to the Proctor small 
time booking agency in the Putnam 
Building from the "sixth floor" that a'l 
opposition agents must be stopped 
from plying their trade in that place. 
About 15 agents were immediately 
"barred." Among these were Harry 
Shea, Harry Pincus, Irving Cooper, B. 
A. Myers, Joe Wood and Lou Edelman. 

The Proctor Circuit books its small 
time theatres through its own offices, 
which are separate from the office 
maintained by Fred Proctor, Jr., in 
the United Booking Offices suite to 
supply the Proctor big time houses. 

Harry Brunelle has charge of the 
Proctor small time agency. He has 
been giving shows, particularly in the 
Proctor New York small time theatres, 
that have attracted attention. The 
programs were well laid out, with acts 
that wholly pleased. To make the con- 
dition more pleasant for the U. B. O., 
Mr. Brunelle was securing material for 
his shows at prices greatly below those 
of the Family Department of the U. 
B. O., where other small time is 
booked. 

Mr. Proctor, Sr., is vice-president of 
the U. B. O., though he seldom works 
at it. The affiliation seemed to give 
the agency's real heads the right to tell 
Proctor what he could do, even at the 
cost of more money and poorer bills. 
None of the agents barred from the 
Proctor offices are allowed to book 
with the U. B. O., either in the big 
time or small t ; mes branches but it is 
well known that, like the big time 
bookings, "barred" agents find a way 
to play their acts in U. B. O. houses de- 
spite all "orders" to the contrary. When 
booking through another agent, the 
"barred" ones always secure a higher 
price for their acts, for it is well known 
even notorious, that the Family De- 
partment of the U. B. O. must pay the 
highest prices to obtain acts. Even 
then iis supply is limited as very few 
of the best known turns on either time 
will have their small house salary fig- 
ures placed on record in the United's 
small time branch. To these reasons 
are ascribed the many pop vaudeville 
theatres booking through the U. B. O. 
Fam. Dept. this season either changing 
policy or booking agents. 

Mr. Proctor almost lost the engage- 
ment of Ching Ling Foo at the 5th Ave. 
next week because of the "upstairs" 
flock. They decided Proctor could not 
have the Chinaman as an attraction. 
The bunch had many reasons, but 
thought two were enough. The first 
was they did not like George Mooser, 
because Mooser told E. F. Albee one 
<lay what to do with a U. B. O. con- 
tract. The other was that Ching had 
received less at Hammerstein's than 
v, e is to receive farther down Broad- 



way. The "outside" cause was said to 
be the Keith booking men were angry 
because they couldn't have Ching for 
themselves and made up their minds 
to "trim" Proctor for him, something 
that has happened so often Proctor has 
grown accustomed to it. Freddie Proc- 
tor, Jr., got on the job over the Ching 
incident, with the result he plays the 
5th Ave. at $2,000. The following week 
he may return to Hammerstein's. 



JACK NORWORTH, SINGLE. 

Provided he does not accept one of 
the production engagements offered for 
next season, Jack Norworth will con- 
tinue in vaudeville playing out present 
contracts with his small company, and 
thereafter appearing as a "single act." 

He will probably sail for England in 
July and play there for a couple of 
weeks with his present company. 



DICK KNOWLES' ROAD SHOW. 

Dick Knowles, who opened last week 
at the Palace, London, and was a big- 
ger hit than on previous appearances 
in London, has 23 weeks to play on the 
other side before returning to New 
York to start out at the head of a big 
road company which will tour the new 
Cort vaudeville circuit. Knowles will 
be surrounded by both American and 
European talent. 

Knowles is scheduled to return to 
America around Oct. 6. His Cort 
tour is expected to start about Oct. 15. 



HARRIS* ROAD SHOW ABROAD. 

When Ben Harris and Jack Mason 
depart on the Olympic May 24 for Eng- 
land, they will have had framed by that 
time an all-American vaudeville show 
to tour the English provinces. 

Dependent upon the success of the 
venture are several other road shows 
for the other side Messrs. Harris and 
Mason have in contemplation. 



TWO OUT AND TWO IN. 

Monday came a rush of acts to the 
Palace, some going out and some going 
in The departures after the matinee 
were Van Hoven, the magician, and 
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Voekel. The 
incomers were the Bell Family and 
Flanagan and Edwards. 

Bernhardt is still the star at the Pal- 
ace. In her contract is mentioned the 
style of acts that can not play if she 
objects. A magician is in one class. 
Van Hoven is a magician. He now 
has someone else besides Gus Sun to 
advertise. 



MAY DO "A TEXAS STEER/' 

If the Useless Bunking Offices can 
get its "Production Department" at 
work, the P. D. will ascertain the value 
of "A Texas Steer" as a tabloid pro- 
duction, with music by Maurice Levi 
and the book for the tab of 25 people 
by Henry Marshall. 



SOME GAIj, THAT SURATT! 

You've got to hand it to \ alcska Su- 
ratt. She's a "regular feller" in many 
respects. When any act can turn peo- 
ple from Hammerstein's with Bern- 
hardt as opposition at the Palace, it's 
got to be some drawing card. Yet this 
is what Valeska did last week. 

That's one thing for which you've got 
to hand it to her. The other is that 
when she was told that if she played 
Hammerstein's first, her other United 
Booking office time would not be forth- 
coming, she replied she would open at 
Hammerstein's, no matter what hap- 
pened. 

Not bad, eh? 

And they "came across" with the 
rest of the bookings, anyway. Of course 
after that "Hammerstein's week." 



91,000 FOR HOWARDS. 

The Howard Brothers (Willie and 
Eugene) may play Hammerstein's for 
the week of May 26, when the piece 
they are now with, "Passing Show of 
1912" is laying off in New York be- 
fore starting for the Coast. 

The Hammerstein week is condi- 
tional upon the management giving the 
boys $1,000 for the vaudeville engage- 
ment, and the Shuberts consenth.i* to 
it. The present trip west will be the 
first the Howards have played in that 
territory with a production. 



"SQUARE" CHEATING. 

The Union Square is slipping one 
ever this week with a big time bill that 
is costing the management about $1,- 
500, much cheaper than small time bills 
for which an admission price of 10-15- 
25 is charged. 

The Square is holding out for its 
prices of 50-75, just the same, however. 
Business took a decided slump Monday 
despite the favorable weather condi- 
tions. 



GENE GREEN'S RECORDS. 

Chicago, May 14. 

Gene Green, playing the Wilson this 
week, his first engagement since re- 
turning from Europe, will probably 
hang up a new record for the house. 
Green holds the present record for the 
Wilson, as well as for the Willard. 
Incidentally he received the first con- 
tract issued by the Jones, Linick & 
Schaefer agency, at a salary said to be 
the largest ever paid a single to play 
over their time. 

J., L. & S. paid Victor Moore and 
Co. $1,200 net and Amelia Bingham 
$1,250, the largest salaries ever given 
by small time managers in the United 
States. 



WILD ABOUT HEADLINERS. 

Chicago, May 14. 

Eastern vaudeville is still seeking 
madly for headline attractions. Boyle 
Woolfolk, who has the rights to several 
of the late musical successes for tab- 
loid purposes, has been petitioned from 
the east for the rights to the pieces to 
be produced as vaudeville feature acts. 
Mr. Woolfolk will probably hold on 
unless he is able to make a deal to pro- 
duce the acts himself. The "Three 
Twins" was the first of the number 
asked for. 

Mr. Woolfolk has turned back "Mme. 
Sherry." An argument arose over the 
rights. 



BEHNHARDT'S GRACIOUS PRAISE. 

It takes a great artist to do a gra- 
cious thing lor a lcllow performer. Last 
week at the Palace, New York, Paul 
Seldoms' Poems in Marble," a tine 

statue posing act, closed the show on 
the same bill with Mine. Bernhardt. 
The French actress watched the Sel- 
doms for several shows and then sent 
for Paul Seldoms to visit her in her 
dressing room. On his appearance she 
poured forth a volume of praise'in her 
native tongue, the only intelligible 
words' being "Magninquel" and "Su- 
perb!" Bernhardt's stage manager 
translated for Seldoms, saying that be- 
ing somewhat of a sculptor (or sculp- 
tress) herself, she wished to voice her 
appreciation for the artistic posing act. 
Somewhat abashed, Seldoms managed 
to timidly inquire if Madam would 
voice some of her enthusiasm in the 
form of a written endorsement. "Cer- 
tainly — to be sure" (only she an- 
swered in French), and forthwith the 
temperamental woman dashed off a 
note of most fulsome praise for the 
Seldoms. 

The committee arranging to present 
Mme. Bernhardt with a laurel wreath 
of gold and silver, headed by David Be- 
lasco and Daniel Frohman, will form- 
ally tender a model of the wreath to 
the diva this (Friday) afternoon. When 
the metal wreath has been complied it 
will be forwarded to France. 

The Bernhardt engagement is press 
agented as having been extended to its 
third week, commencing May 19. The 
French actress was brought into the 
Falace on a two weeks' announcement, 
although booked in here for three 
weeks to take up the remaining time 
on her Orpheum Circuit contract. 

Business at the Palace this week has 
been about the same as last, capacity 
at night, with matinees off. Seats could 
be had any afternoon for 50 cents, one- 
half the box office scale for the mati- 
nees. Speculators have sold many of 
their night tickets at regular prices to 
get out clean. 

By Wednesday of this week it was 
practically decided the Palace would 
close for the summer (with vaudeville) 
at the conclusion of the Bernhardt en- 
gagement. 



DAN HENNESSY FALLS FOR IT. 

It's all right, boys, you can all go it. 
Dan Hennessy, with no bad habits out- 
side of his other faults, has fallen for 
the auto thing. 

How they did it to him Dan himself 
doesn't know, but any evening now on 
the Riverside you may catch Mr. Hen- 
nessy rehearsing the machine not to 
shy at actors, nor to speak about next 
week and behave properly when the 
boss is aboard. 

Mr. Hennessy is doing quite well 
with the car. His repair bill for the 
first rehearsal was only $139. 

If Mr. Hennessy runs his auto as 
well as he has run the Family Depart- 
ment of the United Hooking Offices, he 
v/ill have the prize car of the year. 



BOSTOCK HARKED OUT. 

Claude Bostock has been barred out 
of the United Booking Olh< cs for book 
ing an act in "npi»<>»in'»ti " Bostock 
is an agent. He ■'■;■■ • deny tin- 
booking. 



8 



VARIETY 



BURLESQUE IN KEITH'S BRONX 
NEXT SE ASON'S POSSIBILITY 

New Progressive Burlesque Circuit Reported Negotiating. 

"Opposition" Will Have Two New York and Two 

Brooklyn Houses. 23 Theatres and Companies 

So Far Lined Up. Shows* Weekly Salary 

List Not Under $1,100. 



Burlesque in B. F. Keith's Bronx 
theatre is a next season's possibility. 
The new Progressive burlesque wheel 
is reported negotiating for the house. 
The Bronx, like the other big time the- 
atres purchased from Percy G. Wil- 
liams by B. F. Keith and associates, 
have been failures with the same policy 
which made the vaudeville theatres 
(Bronx, Colonial and Alhambra) so 
successful under the direction of Mr. 
Williams. The Bronx, the second big- 
gest money maker Williams had on his 
metropolitan chain, has hardly done 
any business at all under the Keith di- 
rection. 

It was also reported the Alhambra 
was offered the burlesque people, but 
declined, owing to its limited capacity 
and high rental asked. The Colonial 
is out of the question for the same rea- 
sons. 

The intention of the Keith people to 
lease its big time vaudeville houses in 
New. York and Brooklyn over the sum- 
mer for moving pictures is said to be 
with the desire through the rentals re- 
ceived in the usual "dark" period to 
help counterbalance the losses from 
the big time vaudeville policy. The 
houses may be played on a guarantee 
and percentage. 

The Progressive Circuit of burlesque 
theatres, organized by F. W. Stair of 
Toronto, and other former Western 
Wheel showmen, seems to be getting 
under a full head of steam. Prominent 
managers connected with the new 
wheel disclaim it is "opposition" to the 
combined Eastern and Western 
Wheels. They say they are going to 
play burlesque where it will be profit- 
able. 23 theatres have been 
settled upon, according to report 
These vary in seating capacity. Nei- 
ther will the admission scale in each 
be uniform, although the present in- 
tention of the Progressive's manage- 
ment is to charge 10-20-30-50 in most, 
especially where there is local oppo- 
sition. 

Producers on the Progressive wheel 
have been informed no show can be 
put out next season with a weekly sal- 
ary list of less than $1,100. Some of 
the Progressive producing managers 
are said to have already exceeded $1,200 
in the production frame-up. Sim Wil- 
liams, a well known burlesque man- 
ager, who had two shows on the West- 
ern Wheel, and will have an equal 
number in the Progressive chain, en- 
gaged an act Monday at $325 weekly. 

One Manhattan Borough Progres- 
sive house will be the Gotham. The 
Progressive people have a stand in 
Pittsburgh, a town the Western Wheel 
was unable to enter after its Academy 
there was burned down. The Garden, 



Buffalo, formerly playing Eastern 
Wheel shows, will alto be a Progres- 
sive stand. Dave Kraut' Olympic on 
East 14th street may become a Pro- 
gressive theatre. 

At a recent meeting of the men be- 
hind the new Progressive wheel the 
following officers were elected: F. W. 
Stair, president; Wash Martin, 1st vice 
president; Thos. D. Sullivan, 2d vice- 
president; Chas. Frankly n, treasurer, 
and James D. Barton, secretary. The 
Progressives have established two of- 
fices, one in the Times Building, New 
York, known as the executive office; 
the other in the Knickerbocker Build- 
ing where the producing managers will 
congregate. 

While there are no fixed schedule of 
prices for franchises, only those consid- 
ered eligible by the officers of the com- 
pany will be granted the show privi- 
leges. Up to date the following pro- 
ducing managers have been agreed 
upon: Mr. Williams, Harry Strouse 
(one show "The Lady Buccaneers"), 
Chas. Franklyn (formerly with Strouse 
on the Empire Circuit), (one show 
"The Girls from The Follies") Maur- 
ice Wainstock (one show), Joe Oppen- 
heimer (one show), Tom Sullivan (one 
show "The Monte Carlo Girls"), Ted- 
dy Simonds (one show), Collins & Mad- 
ison (one show), Dave Kraut (one 
show), Wash Martin (one show), W. 
J. Dunne (one show "Stars of Stage- 
land"), Chas. Taylor (one show 
"Gladys Sears' Big Beauty Show"), J. 
W. Stair, J. D. Barton, Frank Caldcr 
and Max Armstrong (one show each). 

It is expected Charlie Robinson will 
also join the Progressive ranks, having 
lost his franchise with the Columbia 
Co., because of the merger, but this is 
not settled as yet. 

A list of houses was not obtainable, 
but it is expected the new circuit will 
start in August. After one turn around 
the wheel, the shows will be sufficiency 
altered to allow another trip. This, 
however, is the plan only for the first 
season. 

The elimination of what was famil- 
iarly known as "The Death Trail" on 
the old Western wheel, has been unan- 
imously agreed upon. This took in the 
northwest time, around Minneapolis, St. 
Paul and Duluth. 



CABARET FOR OVERFLOW. 

Chicago, May 14. 

The Hippodrome, St. Louis, has the 
novelty idea in a waiting room, where 
people not able to be accommodated in 
the theatre, may remain and see a Cab- 
aret show until it is their turn to enter 
the house. 

The room seats 780 people. 



WHEELS ROUTE 86 WEEKS. 

The route of the merged burlesque 
Wheel will be 36 weeks next season. 
There will be 43 houses and 43 shows, 
with a lay off week between Omaha 
and Minneapolis. The "split weeks" 
will be Springfield and Albany, Albany 
and Worcester, Utica and Syracuse and 
three days in Bridgeport. It doesn't 
seem exactly clear to anyone how this 
is going to operate, with the number 
of shows and theaters. 

The official line of travel for the 
Wheel's shows has not been passed 
upon yet and will not be settled until 
the annual meeting of the Columbia 
Amusement Co. and its subsidiary com- 
panies June 6 in the Columbia Thea- 
ter building. The route will then be 
announced with the full list of the ti- 
tles of all attractions for the Wheel 
next season. 

The Wheel's season will commence 
August 25, ending May 9, 1914. There 
will be the usual supplementary season 
after the ending. 

It was said this week a former West- 
ern Wheel manager now on the merged 
Wheel had been offering contracts for 
44 weeks next season, asking a reduc- 
tion of 25 per cent, for the first four 
weeks out, saying there would be three 
weeks' layoff, and offering half salary 
for three weeks. At the Columbia 
Amusement Co. offices, when informed 
about this, it was said the manager may 
have been figuring on a preliminary 
season before the regular opening and 
after the end of the season. 

The merged Wheel's officers were 
asked if they were giving any attention 
to the talk of "opposition." They re- 
plied they knew less about it apparent- 
ly than anyone else and paying no at- 
tention to what they heard. 



ARLINGTON BOOKED ACROSS. 

Billy Arlington has becfn engaged to 
appear at the Hippodrome, London, in 
September for $300 a week. Albert de 
Courville, the Hip's manager, signed 
the Jacobs & Jermon star comedian 
when the Englishman was here a few 
weeks ago. Arlington is under contract 
to John G. Jermon for six more years 
at $140 weekly. 

Ed Johnston, who worked with Ar- 
lington in "The Golden Crook" (East- 
ern Wheel) has engaged to go with one 
of Dave Marion's shows next season. 



FAT BUMPED INTO SUIT. 

Gus Fay, with "The Gayety Girls," 
was handed papers early this week call- 
ing for his defense in a damage suit 
for $15,000 in which Frederick Mack 
is the plaintiff. 

It seems last season was a financial 
success for Fay, so he decided to own 
a touring car. While driving the ma- 
chine down Eighth avenue he acci- 
dentally bumped into Mack, who at the 
time was playing a game of tag con- 
veniently close to Fay's tonneau. An 
active lawyer got busy on the case and 
convinced Mack that he had been dam- 
aged to the extent of $15,000, hence the 
suit 



AGENTS WATCHING EACH OTHER. 

The vaudeville business must be 
somewhat off in Chicago just now. 
There are only four Chicago agents 
in New York this week, watching one 
another. The boys slipped out of Chi 
one at a time, each announcing a differ- 
ent destination, then all heading for 
a regular town, where they can be 
shaved at six o'clock and still look 
like a white man at seven. 

The commission fellows from the 
west go about together mostly, prob- 
ably having heard about the taxicab 
robbers, who are cheaters with the 
meters. Very often one of the bunch 
detaches himself when a New York 
agent is in sight. He wants to fix up 
a little something for next season. 
Each of the Lake Michigan gang has 
fixed something while here. 

In the mob are James B. McKowen, 
Harry Spingold and Johnny Simons. 
Dave Beehler, still in the city, beat the 
rest to it by a few days. 

Celia Bloom, booker for the Inter- 
state Circuit, will arrive next week. 
Karl Hoblitzelle, general manager of 
the Interstate, was here Monday. 



KERNAN MATTER SETTLING. 

This week the attorneys connected 
with the matter of the late James 
Kernan's money have been conferring 
over a proposed settlement. Kernan 
died in Baltimore where he held sev- 
eral pieces of theatrical property. 

Before death Kernan disposed of 
most of his wealth through forming a 
corporation. A hospital and Frederick 
Schanberger were the principal bene- 
ficiaries. 

Two sons of the deceased started an 
action to set aside the transfers. The 
conferences will likely result in an 
agreeable settlement being arrived at, 
the boys receiving a yearly annuity 
during life and the widow being also 
provided for. 

Eugene Kernan, one of the sons, is 
in the United Booking Offices. 

Mr. Schanberger will continue in full 
charge of the booking and direction of 
the Kernan vaudeville theatre (Mary- 
land). 



FINES FOR "BAD STUFF.** 

Chicago, May 14. 
The Judiciary Committee of the City 
Council has recommended an ordinance 
fining the use of smut songs or sug- 
gestive business on the stage from $5 
to, $100. The ordinance will probably 
be passed. 



The New York Elks are planning a 
big stag affair and social session for 
May 25. The entertainment commit- 
tee (William Dalrymple, chairman) is 
arranging a vaudeville bill. Prince's 
band is a probable feature. 



PANTAGES* DENVER A LOSEK. 

Chicago, May 14. 

The Garden, Kansas City, is again in 
the lime light. J. G. Swafford, the 
owner of the property, was in town the 
early part of the week, discussing the 
taking over of the house with I. A. 
Levison. In case an agreement is 
reached between the pair the house will 
play the Pantages road shows booked 
by Jim Matthews. 

It is rumored Pantages will give up 
his house in Denver, understood to 
have been a big loser in the past sea- 
son. 



Negotiations are under way for the 
Broadway vaudeville debut of Robert 
Spokany, a French violin prodigy. 



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Vol XXX. May 16, 1913. 



No. 11 



Everyone is asking "What are you 
going to do next season?" Well they 
might for next season's prospects are 
about as easily untangled as the limbs 
cf a triple-jointed twin octopus driven 
crazy by looking at Murdock's talking 
pictures. Without wasting space it 
may be announced that the prospects 
in big time vaudeville for next season 
are few and' nil. 

We could give a condensed review 
of vaudeville happenings during the 
past season but why leave a bad taste? 
Those in vaudeville know it only too 
well. Since modern methods advocate 
the segregation of disease, it would be 
hardly right to blow the vaudeville 
horn around the various other branches 
of the profession to announce the fact 
that the big time vaudeville situation 
has become tubercular. 

The pertinent question right now is 
"What about next season?" It's an old 
query, but each succeeding year finds it 
more and more important. Several 
years ago the same query was general- 
ly met with a smile, and the oldtimer 
can recall leaving for his summer va- 
cation with the succeeding season well 
provided for. But that was before big 
time vaudeville graft became a scien- 
tific measure — before the business fell 
into the hands of a few whose only in- 
terest was their own — before big time 
vaudeville became diseased. 

There are two classes of players in 
vaudeville, one craving for artistic 
triumphs, the other after money. The 
latter is the only one to be considered 
in peddling suggestions. Messrs. Al- 
bee and Murdock will look after the 
other poor creatures. And those two 
cronies know how to do it. For the 
player after the currency, small time 
vaudeville, road shows or musical com- 
edy hold the only real possibilities for 
next season. On the small time the 



vaudevillian will never endanger the 
honors of Bernhardt, but he'll get what 
the big time won't give him. The 
small time offers plenty of engagements 
lined up in a consecutive string and 
consecutive work means money to the 
actor. 

This it what is generally known as 
the "stalling season." £. F. Albee 
knows what he wants, knows he must 
have it and through his little thig-a- ma- 
jig J. J. Murdock, intends to get it. 
Murdock is the man behind the door. 
The big time act after making the 
customary application is acquainted 
with all the alluring pleasures and lux- 
uries of the big time, promised things 
that never materialize and then offered 
a route at a cut. If the artistic is up- 
permost he accepts the cut. If after the 
money he turns to other time. And 
what a flock of big time acts are now 
playing the other timet 

Albee and Murdock are slowly but 
surely working toward the salary scale 
idea. Between the two they have cov- 
ered every spare nickel in vaudeville 
and probably can't understand why the 
actor shouldn't be placed on a salary 
scale. That was tried in Chicago some 
time ago by those agents supplying pic- 
ture houses with talent. It's a great 
scheme — for Albee and Murdock, and 
why should the actor kick? He's only 
an actor! 

The undisputed reply to Murdock's 
business abilities is summed up in the 
results of the "Talking Pictures." This 
little fellow who adores Napoleon so 
much he has come to believe himself 
the reincarnation of the dead emperor 
thought he would revolutionize the pic- 
ture business with his talking movies. 
He did — not. (But so many show peo- 
ple have Napoleon's picture at home.) 
Murdock's fiasco in this enterprise was 
merely an echo of his Chicago flops, 
where they found him out, turned his 
head to the east and said "Go there 
and do likewise." And Murdock man- 
aged to wriggle himself in back here 
and will probably continue to play 
havoc with the big time until they find 
him out again. There's one solace for 
Murdock, however. It's impossible for 
him to equal his failures in the past 
by those of the future. 



Albee, the arch schemer of the whole 
big time outfit crimped the once 
"great" Martin Beck and decided to es- 
tablish his pet idea — to tie up the east 
and west. He gave birth to this 
immediately after the death of the late 
C. E. Kohl. Before that calamity 
he knew better than to even 
think of such a project. Surely Mur- 
dock and himself could accomplish this. 
But up to date they haven't. There's 
a guardian spirit looking after the west 
somehow or other and Albee can't just 
make the right connections. 



Getting back to next season there are 
but two things to do. If you can't 
stand more than two shows a day, by 
all means attend to your artistic ca- 
reer and starve on the big time. If you 
want the money and find the big time 
won't pay you, take the best thing in 
sight. 



Eventually big time vaudeville will 
crack. It must, for no business can 
exist very long under the conditions 
and circumstances into which big time 
vaudeville has been thrown since the 
entry of Murdock or Albee in the ex- 
ecutive parlor. 



"Get the money" is a popular slogan. 
If you can't get it on the big time, try 
the other route. Play wherever you 
wish and wherever you can command 
your salary. The big time actor is just 
as essential to the big time manager 
as the big time manager is to the actor. 
Pick out three average big time acts 
and inquire what kind of a season they 
have had. Then do the same with three 
small time acts. 

Labor and art are affiliated, but no 
branch of labor would tolerate the con- 
ditions that exist in big time vaude- 
ville at present. Collectively the actor 
has tried legislation, arbitration and 
publicity, to no avail. The individual 
seems to be the only solution to the 
problem. Self preservation looks like 
the only big time law. Work where 
you please. Don't listen to the wail 
of a few harpies whose tactics remind 
one of the days before the emancipa- 
tion. If the big time needs you it will 
take you. If not it won't make any 
difference. 

If the big time vaudeville actor must 
cut his salary, cut for the opposition 
where it will do some good. Those 
players who do not admire the tactics 
and methods of the big time have 
no more forcible way of displaying 
their contempt for it than by engaging 
with the opposition in vaudeville, what- 
ever or wherever that opposition may 
be or how composed. 

The big time manager prates of art 
through his press agents, for the edi- 
fication of that public which he has 
lost through greed. At the same time, 
however, the big time manager does 
not fail to play "freak acts," "cheap 
acts" and "bad acts." "To hell with 
art; get the coin," is the inside motto 
the manager never forgets. And the 
actor with his false pride of "two 
shows daily," "big city time" and "re- 
fined vaudeville" (that is not) reads the 
press agent's ravings, looks down on 
his fellow players in other fields — and 
is broke at the end of the season. The 
managers are not "broke" though, but 
several are very badly bent just now. 
They are shackled with the same irons 
that hobbles the actors on the big time. 

Vaudeville actors who consider them- 
selves "big time" had better go after 
the money next season. Send your 
salary up to where ybu believe it be- 
longs. If you can't get it from the 
big time, take what you think is proper 
from the "opposition," for all small 
time is now opposition. There's going 
to be plenty of work in vaudeville next 
season; lots of vaudeville and not all 
big time vaudeville. 



If you know a hip time vaudeville 
manager who owns his own theatre 
asks him what he thinks of it now? 
Ask Poli whether he would rather have 
the money in the hank all his big time 
houses cost him, or the real estate 



propositions they represent Poli 
stuck to the big time, the irons and the 
shackles. They have Poli with the 
rope drawn so tight he is gasping. 
Lucky for that fellow in New England 
he had some small time houses, or his 
big time keepers would have shut his 
wind off altogether long before this. 

A legitimate manager wanted a lead- 
ing woman for his "No. 2" company 
last week. 150 women responded to a 
call within 36 hours. Three musical 
comedy producers wanted a girl who 
could lead numbers. Two days passed 
before one of the producers could lo- 
cate her. The other two may still be 
looking. The same girls the producing 
managers were after vaudeville calls for. 
The American vaudeville supply is very 
limited. It is being drawn from by all 
countries. 

If the vaudeville player would only 
stop and think 1 When the Keith 
crowd bought out Percy Williams and 
told Martin Beck where he got off, the 
Keith people asked that it be printed 
salaries would go down, for the head- 
liners. No more $2,500 stars; no more 
$2,000 features, and they also informed 
agents not to submit any act costing 
over $1,500 a week. All salaries were 
to be slaughtered. That was a year 
ago. The big time was going to "reg- 
ulate salaries," something they had 
been trying to do since Albee left the 
cook tent for a dime museum. What 
has been the result? Barrymore at 
$3,000, Tanguay at $2,500, Louis Mann 
at $3,000, Bernhardt at $7,000 net ($9,- 
000 gross), Bayes at $2,500, Suratt at 
$2,500, Kitty Gordon at $2,000, Ada 
Reeve at $2,000, and the many others 
that have been appearing weekly in 
big time vaudeville all season at $2,000 
or $2,500 or more. "The Eternal 
Waltz" cost big time $3,500 a week to 
only gain distinction as the biggest 
failure as a production vaudeville has 
ever seen. 



Vaudeville had to have 'em. It had 
to pay. The individual artist must be 
paid also. It isn't what the big time 
managers say they can or will do— it's 
what they can get. And they must pay 
for what they get, if the individual 
actor doesn't fall all over himself to 
be stalled with the promise of a con- 
tract for next season at a cut salary, 
with that contract not worth the paper 
it is written upon after being issued, 
while containing a "two-weeks' clause." 

The big fault in vaudeville, now 
and ever, is that the managers 
frame for the actors but the ac- 
tors do not frame for the managers. 
There are acts now playing in vaude- 
ville which did not have a week booked 
ahead last August. They have had a 
better season all around than those 
that showed a big time contract for 
this season in last July. If there has 
ever been a bad season in vaudeville, 
this is the one. It's the actor who did 
it. He stands for the manager. If all 
acts withheld signing contracts, big 
time vaudeville managers would be 
panic stricken. But all acts won't with- 
hold, so the managers need not worry. 
But those acts that hold out for their 
salary will get it, and tlmsc t lint don't 
will pet the worst of it T t *s solely up 
tr the actor now. 



10 



VARIETY 



DRAMA, MUSIC AND TERPSICHORE 
PLANNED F OR ONE BIG TROUPE 

Ben Greet Players, Russian Symphony Orchestra and 

Loupokowa May Present the Arts on the Road 

Next Season, Playing Two-Day Stands at $3 

Admission. !!• People Carried. Show's 

Cost, $10,000 Weekly. 



The arts of the footlights may be 

presented as one performance next 

season, on the road, with admission 

reaching to $3. Only one and two-day 

stands are planned for the show. It is 

to include the Ben Greet Players, Rus- 
sian Symphony Orchestra, and Loupo- 
kowa, the ballerina with "The Silver 
Slipper" at the Globe. It is claimed the 
show may be operated for within $10,- 
000 weekly. 

A meeting of the promoters was held 
this week, when financial backing to the 
extent of about $50,000 was talked over. 
The proposition sounded so good to the 
men interested it was stated half the 
sum mentioned would be plenty. 

The Russian musicians will fill the 
pit, with Mr. Greet's company (num- 
bering 40) playing "Midsummer's Night 
Dream" and "The Tempest." This will 
provide for the legitimate introduction 
of Loupokowa who will be the sprite 
in "The Tempest" and "Puck" in the 
"Dream" play. She will have several 
coryphees for the ballets. 

110 people in all are to be carried, in- 
cluding the 48 members of the orches- 
tra. The trip would be more in the 
nature of a lyceum tour than anything 
else. If arrangements are completed as 
expected it will start during October. 

Loupokowa is claimed by several 
experts to be the greatest ballet dancer 
on the stage, with youth in her favor. 
In the Montgomery and Stone show 
she has little opportunity to display her 
range, appearing only for three min- 
utes each performance, but receives 
$600 weekly. 



ADVERTISING DOG GOING WEST. 

The bull-dog carrying a plate hang- 
ing from his mouth, on which was 
painted the title of some show play- 
ing on Broadway, and which became a 
familiar sight to Times Square, has 
been engaged by the Eva Tanguay 
Show for its western tour. The owner 
of the dog is named Friedland. He 
will travel with it. 

The first show advertised by the dog 
in New York was "Officer 666" and the 
last one, "Are You a Crook?" 



FIELDS* SHOW COMPLETE. 

The new Lew Fields summer produc- 
tion, "All Aboard," has in its complete 
cast besides Mr. Fields, Geo. W. Mon- 
roe, Carter De Haven, Lawrance 
D'Orsay, Will Philbrick, Flora Parker- 
DeHaven, Steve Maley, Ralph Riggs, 
Zoe Barnett, Nat Fields, Jas. Grant, 
Dolly Connolly, Arthur Hartley, Allan 
Howland, Katherine Witchie. Miss 
Barnett, with "The Red Rose" this 
summer, was added to the cast Mon- 
day. 

The staging of the production is be- 



ing attended to by William J. Wilson 
and William H. Post. Mark Swan is 
responsible for the book. The lyrics 
are by Melville Franklin, and Ray 
Goetz has composed the music. 

The show opens on the 44th street 
theatre roof June 2. 



UNKNOWN WRITER'S PLAY. 

Considerable mystery surrounds the 
identity of the author of "The Family 
Cupboard," a drama to be tried out in 
PlainfieJd, N. J., next week by William 
A. Brady. 

The reason for concealing the name 
of the playwright is that it is by a man 
who has heretofore stamped himself in- 
delibly as a writer of popular priced 
melodramas and it is feared that at- 
taching his name to it would immedi- 
ately mark it as writing of the second 
grade. 

The principal male and female roles 
will be in the hands of Madge Kennedy 
and William Morris. If the piece gives 
evidence of being the goods, it will be 
scheduled to open the season at the 
48th Street theatre. 

It is a daring piece of writing, on a 
subject heretofore tabooed in plays. 



SPECULATOR JAILED. 

William C. Crane, a lawyer, Monday 
evening caused the arrest of Leon Cur- 
ley, charged with ticket speculating 
and annoying him when he went to the 
Palace to purchase seats. 

Curley was brought before Magis- 
trate Kernochan in the night court and 
sentenced to the workhouse for five 
days. 



SCREEN CLUB WANTS TROUPERS. 

The picture-actor members of the 
Screen Club want a band wholly com- 
posed of "troupers." The majority of 
picture people were on the road before 
facing the camera. 

Bob Daly has been appointed to at- 
tend to the gathering of a permanent 
musical organization for the club. Mr. 
Daly believes there are any number of 
those who once "doubled in brass*' 
now in New York who would like to 
become members of the club and be in 
its band with old comrades. Those 
who do may address Mr. Daly at the 
Screen Club, 163 West 45th street, 
New York. 



"CLAUDIA" AND WEATHER. 

Chicago, May 14. 

Blanche Ring, in "When Claudia 
Smiles," at the Illinois will remain there 
while the weather permits. The show 
has made money in each of its three 
weeks, it is claimed, though report 
about town is that business is quite 
light just now. 

The show is playing up to $2. 



REASONS WHY AND BECAUSE. 

Chicago, May 14. 
Johnnie Slavin will continue in the 
leading comedy role in "When Dreams 
Come True" at the Garrick despite all 
efforts to remove him by the manage- 
ment. Slavin has a contract calling 

tor his appearance with tiie snow for 
the Chicago run. Phillip Batholomac 
was convinced after a trip to New York 
the contract Johnnie held was no joke 
and upon his return all thought of a 
change was abandoned. 

There has been quite some talk aver 
the affair. The management says John- 
nie is not delivering. Johnnie claims 
the part is not there, and that he was 
merely hired for his name with the idea 
that after the show landed, he would 
be farmed out and a cheaper man in- 
stalled. At present a flag of truce is 
floating. 

Jos. Santley, star of the organization, 
sprained his ankle last week and has 
not been dancing the past few days. 



ACTOR'S SOCIETY'S BIO THINGS. 

The Actor's Society of America is 
planning to do some big things in the 
way of new productions next fall. The 
society turned -out two new plays this 
year with considerable success. The 
directors have determined to go it on 
a bigger scale next fall. 

Since Georgia Earle left the secre- 
tary's office to take up lecturing work, 
Margaret Fitzpatrick has held the 
chair. Vouletta McGloin, for a long 
time attached to Miss Earle's staff, is 
now connected with Hallett's Agency. 



EUGENE WALTER'S ROYALTIES. 

Eugene Walter is turning out sev- 
eral new plays for Broadway produc- 
tion next season, among them being a 
story of the White Slave traffic. 

It has come to pass that Walter has 
received more money out of "The Trail 
of the Lonesome Pine" which the New 
York critics panned to a whisper than 
"Paid in Full" which they unanimously 
voted some seasons ago as an unqual- 
ified success. 

On the road The Pine show has 
hauled in from $11,000 to $12,000 a week 
which topped "Paid in Full" in its palm- 
iest days. 

Walter expects to revive his "Just 
a Wife" next season. This is the piece 
in which his wife, Charlotte Walker, 
appeared for a time under the David 
Belasco management. 



DRAMATIC PEOPLE STALLED. 

The dramatic people are placing a 
deadly kick at the stalling tactics of 
dramatic agents and managers who are 
recruiting companies at present, either 
" for this summer or next season. The 
players say they cannot receive a yes 
or no answer, but are repeatedly told 
to "call tomorrow," with the man, giv- 
ing the advice, either at the ball game 
the next day or repeating the infor- 
mation. 

One young woman living on Statcn 
Island came to New" York four days 
in succession, to the same office, when 
some kindly disposed person around 
informed the girl, who was crying, that 
the place she sought had been filled a 
week before. 



ENGAGED FOR GARDEN. 

The principals for the Winter Gar- 
den's new "Passing Show of 1913" are 
being gathered in. There is a report 
Stella Mayhew and Billie Taylor will 
head the list, but no contract has been 
executed yet between them and the 
Shuberts. It is a matter of money. 
Mr. Taylor holds Orpheum Circuit 
contracts commencing July 7 over that 

time at $1,250 weekly. He may sign 
them any day, which will send the 
couple westward during the hot weather 
instead of playing on Broadway. A 
regular home at New Rochelle is the 
inducement for Mr. and Mrs. Taylor 
to linger around New York this sum- 
mer. 

Among the engagements made for 
the Garden are Tony Hunting and Cor- 
rine Francis, Lew Brice and Lillian 
Gonne, Harry Gilfoil, Sydney Grant, 
Charlotte Greenwood, Franklyn Batie, 
Jack Wilson, Ada Lane, Jack Boyle. 
Negotiations have been under way for 
Conroy and Le Maire, due today on the 
Mauretania. {J 

Edgar Smith has withdrawn from the 
book-writing for the new piece. Syd- 
ney Rosenfeld may assist Harold At- 
teridge on the remainder of the story. 
Mr. Atteridge has completed the first 
act. 

Mr. Smith found the pressure of his 
other work bearing too heavily upon 
him for attention to the Garden's show. 
He is working on the piece for Marie 
Dressier, which will also be under the 
direction of the Shuberts. Miss Dress- 
ier will probably not appear in this 
before August. Rehearsals for it are 
not slated to commence until after the 
launching of "The Passing Show" in 
July. The lyrics for the Dressier show 
will be attended to by Attridge. Jean 
Schwartz may compose the music. 

The piece selected is said to be a 
sort of second "Tillie's Nightmare," 
which Miss Dressier once did as an 
hour's entertainment. It will be length- 
ened out into a full show by the 
writers. 

"The Passing Show of 1912," now in 
Philadelphia, has another week there, 
when it returns for a week's lay off in 
New York, to rehearse some new 
choristers. None of the principals will 
be changed. The production opens in 
Denver June 8 for its Pacific Coast 
trip. 



ACTORS' "FEATURE" CONTRACTS. 

Three of the principals with Flo 
Ziegfeld, Jr.'s, new "Follies of 1913" 
hold similar contracts, it is said. Each 
calls for the star dressing room and 
that no one else in the troupe shall be 
featured above them. 

The trio favored arc Frank Tinney, 
Nat Wills and Jose Collins. Miss Col- 
lins will have five numbers in the pro 
duction, according to report. 

Dave Stamper and Gene Buck will 
write special numbers for the new 
"Follies." Their "specials" last year 
is responsible for the Stamper-Buck 
writing combination being formed 

Elizabeth Brice was added to the 
principals Monday night. 

The show is now booked to start a 
week's engagement at Atlantic City 
June 9, opening in New York the fol- 
lowing Monday. 



VARIETY 



11 



ALL THEATRICAL MANAGERS 

IN ON E BIO COMBINATION 

Setting Out to Defend Themselves Against Unionism as 
the National Theatrical Protective Association. Legit- 
imate, Vaudeville and Burlesque Included. Will 
Probably Absorb Former Managers' Associa- 
tions. Charles A. Bird Delegated to Appear 
Before Musicians 9 Convention at 
Toronto This Week. 



Toronto, May 14. 

Charles A. Bird of New York ar- 
rived here this morning as a delegate 
representing the allied theatrical man- 
agerial interests in the legitimate 
vaudeville and burlesque, to appear be- 
fore the American Federation of Mu- 
sicians' convention now being held in 
this city. Mr. Bird will present the 
managers' side to the musicians. 

It is now reported around that all the 
theatrical managers have gotten to- 
gether in one big combination to defend 
themselves against unionism as it af- 
fects the theatre. 

Tuesday a conference was on the 
tapis in the office of A. L. Erlanger 
looking toward the formation of an or- 
ganization to be called the National 
Theatrical Protective Association, and 
embracing the managers in the three 
branches of show business mentioned 
in the Toronto despatch. 

It is said that when this organization 
is perfected it will supersede the Pro- 
ducing Managers' and Theatre Man- 
agers' associations, as was indicated in 
Varietv of May 2 

A report concerning the ultimate end 
of the Protective Association is to 
present the managers' side to each 
vnion convention as they occur, and 
show a solid front to the unions con- 
cerned in the theatres. 

The annual convention of the Inter- 
national Alliance of Theatrical Stage 
Employes will be held at Seattle in 
July. This is the I. A. T. S. E., with 
. which the managers have been in con- 
flict several times the past season. 

Charles C. Shay, president of the In- 
ternational Alliance of Theatrical 
Stage Employes has been here all 
week. 

Shay's attendance may mean an 
agreement between the Alliance and 
Musicians, which will further 
strengthen their union affiliations in all 
the territory outlined by the Alliance 
for complete unionization, no matter 
how large or small the population. 



OPPOSING PHIL KELLY. 

The New York Theatrical Protective 
Union No. 1 will hold its' annual elec- 
tion of officers at its New York head- 
quarters June 8. At the same meeting 
the union will also name its delegates 
to the annual convention of the I. A. T. 
S. E. which is held in Seattle next July. 

Philip Kelly, who has been business 
representative for some years, will have 
opposition at the election as members 
arc boosting Tom Maher for the place. 
It will be a hotly contested fight be- 
tween Kelly and Maher. William Men- 
roe is the present chief executive o f the 
union. 



HYAMS ft McINTYRB*S NEW SHOW. 

Hyams and Mclntyre, in "Girl of My 
Dreams" for several seasons, will be 
starred in a new piece by Jos. M. Gaites 
next season. They will open the lat- 
ter part of next August. 

The "Girl of My Dreams" is going 
out again with new people. The Her- 
bert, Lubin & Co., of Montreal has ta- 
ken over a half-interest in the show. 



"GHOST BREAKER'S" CHANCE. 

Chicago, May 14. 

"The Ghost Breaker" opened at the 
Cort Tuesday night, a day late, due to 
some trouble with the scenery. 

The papers are divided in their opin- 
ions and the play does not savor of 
success. But with so few attractions 
in town it should do business for a time 
anyway. 



•'DOLL HOUSE** SELECTED. 

The show selected for the next sea- 
son's starring tour of Richard Carle 
and Hattie Williams is called "The 
Doll House." It is a foreign musical 
piece. 



MISS LaSALLE IN "ROOM 44." 

Katherine LaSalle, leading lady of 
"The Master Mind" at the Harris has 
been engaged by Cohan & Harris for 
"Room 44," which will have a try-out 
at Atlantic City some time next month. 



ANN SWINBURNE STARRING. 

"Peg Woffington," with a translation 
by an eminent American playwright, 
will be the piece Joe Weber will star 
Ann Swinburne in next season, com- 
mencing early in September. 

It is to be a small-cast play, with 
music by Victor Herbert, and staged 
by Frederick Latham. 



IKE SILVA CONVICTED. 

Savannah, May 14. 
The trial of Ike Silva, charged with 
the murder of Marion Leonard of the 
"Around the Clock" show, resulted in 
conviction. A sentence of two years 
in prison was passed. 



MAY DE SOUSA AT HOME. 

Chicago, May 14. 
May De Sousa is in Chicago, her na- 
tive heath. She is here on a visit, ac 
cording to the stories. 



COLLIER'S CURTAIN RAISER. 

Chicago, May 14. 
Willie Collier to add a little zest to 
his run at the Princess, which has been 
keeping up remarkably well, will do 
a curtain raiser, a sketch taken from 
the first act of his former vehicle, "I'll 
Be Hanged if I Do." 



THREE "DAMAGED GOO^S" SHOWS 

The success of "Damaged Goods" 
has resulted in the management and 
promoters deciding to send out three 
road companies and a number of play- 
ers are now being considered for the 
principal roles. 

General Manager Bragdon, whose 
headquarters are at the Fulton, has all 
the time he wants at his disposal. 

"Suttee," a drama in four acts by 
Guy Bolton, was given one perform- 
ance under the direction of Douglas J. 
Wood Sunday evening at the 39th 
Street theatre. The special production 
was enjoyed by those in attendance. 

It was along the lines of the "Dam- 
aged Goods" plot. The parts were 
played by Mr. Wood, Sheldon Lewis, 
Edwin Mordaunt, George La Soir, 
Maude Turner Gordon, Virginia Pear- 
son and Gail Kane. 

"Suttee" is in four acts. It was 
staged under George Le Soir's direc- 
tion. 



ORDER FOR 80 GIRLS. 

An order for 30 "ponies" was re- 
ceived by Jack Mason by cable this 
week from London. The young wom- 
en are wanted for the next revue Mr. 
Mason will stage over there for the 
Hippodrome management. They will 
probably sail with him May 24 on the 
Olympic. 



MAUDE LEONE WITH CORT. 

Vancouver, B. C, May 14. 
Maude Leone, playing a leading 
woman stock engagement here, will be 
under John Cort's management next 
season. 




HIGH BROADWAY RENTALS. 

The financial complications attending 
the lessees of the office building and 
theatre at Broadway and 43d street, 
which eventuated in the people holding 
liens taking over the property under 
lease of $100,000 a year, necessitated 
the drawing of a new lease for the 
playhouse by Cohan & Harris. 

This was consummated Tuesday of 

the current week by the filing of a new 

lease to the theatrical managers for a 

period of nine years at an annual 

rental of $50,000 and fixed charges, such 
as taxes, etc., which will bring it up to 
about $65,000 a year. 

The marvellous increase in theatre 
rentals may be gleaned when it is con- 
sidered that not so many years ago 
George W. Lederer paid but $30,000 a 
year for the huge Casino, which price 
included the stores underneath. 

The property at the northeast corner 
of Broadway and 37th street, on which 
it was announced a theatre and office 
building would be erected, is about to 
become a reality, though the published 
statement that the theatre had been 
leased to George C Tyler is without 
foundation. The old buildings are be- 
ing torn down and the new office and 
theatre building will be constructed 
this summer. No tenant has yet been 
found for the playhouse. The rental 
is in the hands of Frederick Fox & Co., 
real estate brokers, who are asking $40,- 
000 a year for the theatre portion, ex- 
clusive of taxes and other charges. 

Charles Burnham, for many years 
manager of Wallack's, and its present 
lessee, is said to be seeking a site for 
a theatre further uptown, having, it is 
understood, the backing of the Moss 
Estate, which owns the Wallack's 
property. 

The new William Fox theatre, in 
course of construction at Broadway and 
97th street, adjoining the Riverside, is 
expected to be ready by September. It 
is on a plot 100.11x175 ft, and will have 
an orchestra, a double mezzanine floor 
and a balcony to seat 3,500. It is to be 
topped by a roof garden. Estimated 
cost, $350,000. 

Proctor's new house on Market 
street, Newark, is contracted for com- 
pletion by October next. It has a plot 
90x150, and its orchestra, balcony and 
gallery will seat 2,500. 

Shea's Hippodrome, Buffalo, will not 
be completed before next January. 
Title is held in the name of the Shea 
Amusement Co. The building will be 
128.7x135.7. Orchestra, mezzanine floor 
and balcony will seat 2,300. Cellar will 
be constructed to have a musicians' 
room, two chorus rooms and smaller 
dressing rooms. Estimated cost, $175,- 
000. 



DOROTHY JARDON 

At Shaftesbury Theatre, London. 



'(HOOK** ORDER REVERSED. 

Atlantic City, May 14. 

Next week at the Apollo, Cohan & 
1 1 arris present a new comedy by Win- 
choll Smith and Victor Mapes, entitled 
"No. 6 Washington Square," re-named 
t'rom "The Amateur Detective." 

In it the sleuth is the hero and not 
the crook. 

The cast has Taylor Holmes, Fred- 
erick Truesdale, Gcnr^f 1! mum, Sam 
Hardy, Lily C'aliill, N .-<•.« v. Frances, 
Grace Hannan. Har:. : i l> - -is 



12 



VARIETY 



WITH THE PRESS AGENTS 



The regular annual meeting of the Actora' 
Fund was held on Tuesday at the Hudson 
theatre, when officers for the ensuing year 
were elected. The voting was unanimous, 
there being but one ticket In the field. Next 
year's officers arc Daniel Frohman, president; 
Joseph R. GrlBmer, vice-president; F. F. 
Mackay, second vice-president ; William Har- 
ris, treasurer; Edwin I). Miner, secretary; J. 
J. Armstrong, Francis Wilson, Walter Vincent, 
David Warfleld, Milton Aborn, Sam A. Scrlb- 
ner. trustees for three years. The secretary's 
report showed the receipts from all sources to 
be for the past year $82,572.32, and the ex- 
penses $ti6.373.04. This brought forth from 
A. L. Erlanger a suggestion that the Fund 
be freed from the necessity of conducting bene- 
fits, fairs, etc., by arranging that for one day 
in each year, at every theatre In the country, 
a special matinee of the current attraction 
be given for the Fund. By this means all 
the performers, managers and others con- 
nected with the profession would be called 
upon to donate but one performance, which 
should yield a very large revenue. 



Jake Rosenthal came back from Berlin Wed- 
nesday. He brought A. H. Woods with him. 
Jake says Germany would be a fine place If It 
weren't for the police. They have got you 
over there, says J. J., for every minute of 
the day and what the coppers don't know 
about you can't be told. Jake ran against 
the police one day. They took him down to 
see the president of the uniformed kids. Jake 
talked in G-man and did It so fast the pres- 
ident told him he could have what be wanted, 
but never to come in to see him again. Then 
he asked Jake what boat he was going to sail 
on. Jake says that In speaking of Germany 
he must mention what a great town London 
Is. 



The Black Pattl company plays New York 
for the first time this season at the Grand 
Opera House next week. The piece will be 
"Captain Jasper." by Will Cook. "Happy" 
Julius Glenn, known as the "Wangdoodle 
Comedian," Is mentioned In support of Pattl, 
colored. 



Palisades Park opens tomorrow (Saturday). 
Nellie Revell says It Is a delightful place, 
perched high up on the historic Palisades. 
The press stuff reads great up to there, but 
Nellie gave the rest of it a dent when she 
added, "opposite the West 130th street Ferry." 
Of course that was necessary but when Nell 
talks about Palisades and historic and de- 
lightful, not to mention perched high, It was 
an awful thing to do to make anyone remem- 
ber the Fort Lee fleet of scows. 



Joe Drum, a former New York newspaper 
man and late of the Henry W. Savage ad- 
vance agents, Is doing the publicity for the 
Frltzl Scheff show which opens at the Globe 
May 19. 



Charles Riggs will be assigned to the ad- 
vance of one of H. H. Frazee's "Fine Feath- 
ers" shows next September. 



Perry Kelly, who managed "Our Wives," 
will again be attached to one of Jos. Galtes' 
shows next season. 



Leon Friedman has taken up the press 
agent's burden of boosting the forthcoming 
New York showing of Ziegfeld's "Follies of 
1013." He says the show opens June 2. 

A Hlppodronfe announcement says there 
will be no ballet In next season's production 
at the Hip. Dispensing with the short danc- 
ing skirts and tights does not mean that the 
Hip will be shy female choristers next fall. 
Far from it. They will be there In round 
numbers but with their bodies encased In long 
dresses, etc. 



George F. Dunbar, former manager of the 
Mozart theatres, Elmira. N. Y., has been en- 
gaged to manage the Colonial In that city. 

Gus Hill's "Mutt and Jeff Special" closes in 
Sioux Falls, S. D., May 18. 

John Mason's route for his forthcoming sum- 
mer tour of "As a Man Thinks" has been 
completed. The show opens June 10 at the 
Walker, Winnipeg, and will tour the north- 
west, plnving the Cort theatres in Canada, 
reaching San Frisco July 27. Aug. 10 Mason 
will be In Los Angeles and will play his way 
bark through Utah, Wyoming and Colorado, 
closing Aug. 30 at the Broadway, Denver. 



Two agents thought they would like to look 
at "Damaged Goods" and went out to find 
the man who would recocnize their cards. 
Asking a certain manager n-s tn who was dis- 
tributing the ducats for the show he replied 
that "the only one Issuing passes for the med- 
ical piece was the Pope." 

Will R. Dunroy, in the Phlrngo office of 
VARIETY tried to walk on a piece of soap 
while taking a hath lasf S:i!u'-ilny. It will be 
some lime before BUI run ppoak to the three 
ribs that went broke whiio ho was doing It. 

A new effect was added to the "Arcyle 
Case" at the Criterion thH work. «hn\\ini; the 
bleaching of bills in the counterfeit !r.g scene. 



efforts toward the establishment of a day 
nursery at the Exposition grounds. 



Joseph DeMllle was shaking hands Tues- 
day with the agents on Broadway. DeMllle 
has signed with Cohan A Harris for next 
season and will be assigned to one of the 
road shows. 



Uw Johnson is slated to go ahead of one 
of the Klneraacolor road shows. 



Frank Whltbeck. a former well-known 
agent, has been holding the managerial reins 
of the Greenpolnt stock company. 



Ernest Schelllng. America's own master 
pianist, will this summer give Poland's great 
keyboard virtuoso. Ignace Paderewskl, a birth- 
day party at his Switzerland chateau. About 
two dozen famous artists, who make their 
summer homes on or near Lake Geneva, 
will take part in a program. Schelllna's 
Paderewskl. which will come on July 31, will 
be a combination of a water carnival and a 
"Lambs Gambol" with the entire program de- 
voted to things musical. The water carnival 
will take place on Lake Geneva, with boats 
all decorated and illuminated. There will be 
fireworks. The musical gambol, or It might 
be called a musical mlxup. will be held in 
the great hall of Schilling's chateau. Of 
the celebrated artists who will help commemo- 
rate the natal anniversary, not one will be 
allowed to perform in his or her usual man- 
ner. The grand opera singers will have to 
play the violin, the pianists will have a choice 
between the violin and double bass, the 
bassoon and the French horn, and the violin- 
ists and cellists will have to sing, and so on. 
At least two world famous virtuosi, whose 
names are withheld, will perform respectively 
on the Jews harp and the harmonica or mouth 
organ. It is also said that a virtuoso of un- 
dying fame, who receives four figures every- 
tlme he plays in public, will abandon his ac- 
customed Instrument and play a solo on a 
comb covered with tissue paper. Hoffmann. 
Dalmores. Mme. Sembrleh. Mme. Stebehagen. 
and members of the Flonzaley string quar- 
tette, are among those who have already agreed 
to take part In this celebration. There will 
be a serious side to the musical program, 
however, for several of the artists who are 
also composers will play compositions as yet 
unpublished. y 

One of the novelties In Pavlowa's repertoire 
for her American tour next season will be a 
Spanish dance which she will do w' Novl- 
koff. 



The Springfield (Mass.) Poll company is 
Issuing weekly a little pamphlet entitled "The 
Poll Spotlight." It's splendidly gotten up. 

W. S. Harklns and Fred 8. Lorraine have 
completed final arrangements for a tour of 
the British West Indies and Central and South 
America with a musical comedy companv. 
sailing from New York In September. From 30 
to 35 people will be carried, including an or- 
chestra. The time has been booked and guar- 
antees for several of the different republics 
have been obtained. Brazil. Colombia. Vene- 
zuela. Panama. Costa Rica. British and Dutch 
Guiana and the Argentine Republic will be 
among the places visited. The W. S. Harklns 
Plavers now hold the distinction of being the 
first American or English speaking theatrical 
comnany to plav the Isthmus of Panama. 
Harklns will llkelv manage the new company 
while Lorraine will have charge of the busi- 
ness management. 



Cambcll B. Casad Is still shaking hands with 
the New York agents. His "Don't Lie to Your 
Wife" show Is now playing western time as 
a tabloid. 



Thomas A. Carter and Darby Asper con- 
template going Into the printing business to 
supply souvenir show books. 



Walter Messenger, ahead of "Our Wives" 
f which dosed May 10) returned to Broadway 
this week and received the glad handshake 
on all sides from all the boys now pacing up 
and down Broadway waiting for the new sea- 
son. 



The advance agent was the subleet of a 
«=olendldly written article In a recent Issue of 
the Pittsburgh Dispatch. It was written by 
Riley Hatch Dodce. The agents are still talk- 
ing about the story. 



R. Victor Lelghton, who Is booking the 
routes for the many "Within In the Law" 
companies for next season, and besides that, 
is doing a regular Beau Brummel stunt with 
his new suit and new shoes. 



.Top Dalv Is not holding down any of the 
desks at present In the Shubert offices. Early 
in the senson he traveled with the Gilbert & 
Sullivan Opera Co. 



Dan fonsldlne Is mnnnMmr the Aborn Eng- 
lish Grand Opera Co. In Pittsburgh. 



John foutfs Is promoting the construction 
of a new .« 1.10 .000 hotel In Paterson. N. J. 



Frances Starr, who Is plnyim: In Frisco, 
will be presented with the first gold modal l< 
sued by the Panama-American Exposition 
folks, as a token of their appreciation of her 



f'hnrles McCllntock. doing sneclal advance 
for the "loi Ranch." wr»s on Broadway for a 
time l.-ist week. The show has been playing 
to tvg business on Its western trip. 



SHOWS IN FRISCO. 

San Francisco, May 14. 

Eddie Foy, in "Over the River," 
opened at the Cort Sunday night. Both 
star and play scored a success before 
a capacity house. The attraction was 
very well liked, indicating a prosper- 
ous two weeks' business. 

Frances Starr, in "The Case of 
Becky," opened Monday night at the 
Columbia. The piece was voted an 
artistic triumph, with Miss Starr a 
close second. Additional honors were 
accorded author and produced by the 
press. The attendance was encourag- 
ingly healthy with a material increase 
probable the latter part of the week. 



SHOWS IN PHILLY. 

Philadelphia, May 14. 

"The Passing Show" remains at the 
Lyric, where it is enjoying fairly good 
business. There was a two-thirds 
house present Monday night to start 
off the second week. "Bought and 
Paid For" is doing light business in 
the Adelphi. 

The other houses open, with the ex- 
ception of the stock theatres, are the 
Casino and the National, where col- 
ored shows are having a week of op- 
position. Rogers and Creamer's "Ne- 
gro Players" are at the Casino and 
"The Smart Set" at the National. 

The summer stock season has start- 
ed at the Gayety, with amateur boxing 
shows as special features twice weekly. 
The Eastern Wheel Show, "Queens 
of the Jardin de Paris," is the attrac- 
tion this week. 

Pictures in Garrick and Grand Opera 
House. 



WEEK IN CHICAGO. 

Chicago, May 14. 
For the week in Chicago, the Gar- 
rick, "When Dreams Come True," is 
holding along nicely and a summer run 
is assured. George M. Cohan, at the 
Grand Opera House, is falling off con- 
siderably. William Collier at the Prin- 
cess keeps up very well. Blanche Ring 
in "When Claudia Smiles," Illinois, 
playing to profitable receipts. "Money 
Moon" at Powers' is making a little 
money for the house but none for the 
show. 



PATHE FILM "COPY." 

Chicago, May 14. 
"A Mother's Ambition," a Pathe 
film shown at the Olympic the latter 
part of last week, contains a scene iden- 
tical with the big scene of the success- 
ful play "Bought and Paid For." So 
closely does the picture get it is sure 
to cause more than mere comment. 



The attraction to be selected for the sum- 
mer at Cohan's will probablv be the Kay Bee 
ftaturc film "The Battle of Gettysburg." 



JOE LeBLANG GETS OUT. 

Joe LeBlang will not be interested in 
the Werba & Luescher theatrical ven- 
tures next season. Joe, be it known (if 
there be any who don't know it) is the 
cut-rate ticket speculator. From time 
to time he has taken a flyer in the 
backing of amusement ventures and 
usually with large financial gain. 

When Werba & Luescher sought a 
bankroll for the exploitation of "The 
Spring Maid," Joe was induced to take 
a one-third chance in the venture and 
is understood to have gone into one or 
two other W. & L. productions. 



WOODS* ANNOUNCEMENT. 

The Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse 
arriving Wednesday brought in A. H. 
Woods, who immediately began prepa- 
rations for his next season's theatrical 
campaign. He will make few new 
productions until late in the season, 
owing to his European theatre hold- 
ings. 

Julian Eltinge begins his season at 
the National, Washington, in October 
in anew play, and will follow "Within 
the Law" at the theatre bearing his 
name in New York. Sam Bernard 
plays another season under the Woods 
banner in "All for the Ladies." 

The "Potash and Perlmutter" stories, 
in stage form, opens at the Garrick, 
Philadelphia, Sept. 15, with Alex. Carr, 
Barney Bernard and Lee Kohlmaar in 
the cast. 

Bernard Granville makes his debut 
as a Woods star in October. 

The London production of "Within 
the Law" takes place at the Haymar- 
•ket May 24 under the stage direction 
of Sir Herbert Tree. 

Woods has secured the American 
rights to a new Strauss opera, which 
will be the next attraction at the 
Lyric. This theatre will be a general 
producing house for the Woods at- 
tractions. The international manager 
has contracted with Seymour Hicks for 
the London presentment of the new 
musical comedy, "The Girl from the 
Provinces." 

Woods and his associate, F. J. Gold- 
soil, will control 14 theatres in Ger- 
many and as many in France, besides 
two in Vienna and three in Brussels. 
When the existing contracts expire, the 
Woods-Goldsoll company will be the 
exclusive representatives in America 
for all the moving pictures produced 
by the Cines Co. of Rome. They will 
also have the exhibition rights to all 
the films made in America by the new 
Klaw & Erlanger picture concern, for 
the continent. 

Speaking of his vaudeville and pic- 
ture invasion of the continent, Woods 
said: 

"The presentation of vaudeville in 
Germany and France, with a weekly 
change of program, is a distinct nov- 
elty. The theatres there play acts a 
month or more. I have already ap- 
pointed agents in all the principal cap- 
itals of Europe and will select an 
American booking representative here 
shortly who will be in a position to 
offer good vaudeville turns from 10 to 
30 weeks. 

"I have invested a large sum of 
money for the American rights to 
something new in the way of motion 
pictures that will, I believe, prove a 
sensation. We shall give a press dem- 
onstration of it here in the near fu- 
ture." 



MANAGING MARGARET ANGLIN. 

Chicago, May 14. 

James Shesgreen, who came on to 
Chicago with the H. B. Warner show, 
which opened at the Cort this week, has 
signed a contract to manage Margaret 
Anglin next season. The star will tour 
the country in Shakespearean roles. 

In June at the Stadium at Cambridge 
Miss Anglin will appear in a big spec- 
tacle along the same lines in which 
Maud Adams appeared there in "Joan 
of Arc" a fc-v seasons back. 



VARIETY 



13 



"TRUST" GROWING HOGGISH 
BUT LOSI NG TRA DE CONTROL 

"Association" Picture Houses in New York Playing Inde- 
pendent Features while Retaining License. General 
Film Co. Wants 50% Profit of all Profits Made by 
Exhibitors. Qoes after Loew's Herald Square. 



The General Film Co., which is the 
rental branch of the Motion Patents 
Picture Co., grew hoggish the past 
week, even while losing control of its 
own trade. 

It is claimed that at least 25 "asso- 
ciation-licensed" picture houses in New 
York are using "independent" features 
at the present time, in conjunction 
with the General Film Co. service, 
with the "Trust" powerless to take any 
effective steps to stop the exhibition 
of the opposition reels. 

The General Co. is held back from 
action, according to report, by 'the 
fear of complaint being made by a 
harassed exhibitor to the U. S. At- 
torney General. With the investiga- 
tion of "The Picture Trust" the picture 
crowd that controls the largest manu- 
facturers are wary of contributing 
damaging evidence to the Government 
just now through any monopolistic 
maneuver that might be immediately 
reported. 

In "The Trust's" hoggish depart- 
ment comes the case of the Loew's 
Herald Square theatre, New York. 
The General Co. opined Loew was re- 
ceiving service too cheaply down there. 
It sent tvVo "spotters" to clock the 
house. The day the men were on the 
job they returned to the General Co. 
a statement that $384 has passed 
'through the gate. Too much money, 
said the General people, for the price 
paid for service. The Loew house, from 
information, was thereupon cut down 
in service from five first runs to two 
first and three seconds daily. 

"The Trust" is contending that as a 
deliverer of service which draws busi- 
ness into the house it is entitled to 
50% of the profits a picture theatre 
supplied by it may make. Its theory 
by which this basis of calculation was 
arrived at is not known. Messrs. Bou- 
chet and Dyer of the General Film Co. 
are said to be the experts on profits. 



Moore hasn't faced the camera since 
January when he signed with Powers. 
Moore has something like $1,200 com- 
ing to him and he's champing the bit. 
Powers' contract prevents him from 
signing up with some other company. 



WEISS ASKING $10O t 0OO. 

Papers were drawn this week by At- 
torney Herman Hoffman, 261 Broad- 
way, in behalf of Alfred Weiss, head of 
the Weiss Film Exchange, asking for 
$100,000 damages from the General 
Film Co. 

Weiss claims he has been personally 
damaged to that amount and that the 
recent attack alleged to have been di- 
rected by officials of the General Film 
Co. on his exchange resulted in harm 
that will take months and thousands of 
dollars to repair. 

Papers for $10,000 damage suits have 
been served separately by Herman 
Schmidt and Alfred Harsten, employes 
of the Weiss Exchange, who were in- 
jured at the 'same time. 

The Weiss Exchange is now com- 
fortably domiciled in the very rooms 
where several weeks ago it was forcibly 
ejected by the General Film Co. 



MARY PICKFORD, PICTURE STAR. 

Mary Pickford is again a picture star. 
Under contract to David Bclasco, she 
has been appearing in his play, "A 
Good Little Devil." Through arrange- 
ment by Daniel Frohman of the Fa- 
mous Players' Film Co., the show, with 
Miss Mary and the original cast, was 
motion-pictured when the regular 
house season closed. 

Tuesday Miss Pickford attached her 
signature to a contract with Mr. Froh- 
man, calling for her services before the 
camera for a period of ten weeks at 
$500 a week. This is irrespective of 
her "Good Little Devil" picture work. 
She expects to be in a Belasco produc- 
tion next season again. 

Miss Pickford is expected to pose in 
film reproductions of "Sweet Kitty Bel- 
lairs" and "Madame Butterfly." The 
first Pickford special will be "The 
Prince and the Pauper," expected to 
follow "A Good Little Devil." She 
starts on the "Prince" subject May 19. 



ANTICIPATING WAR. 

The minute some of the papers sug- 
gested such a thing as a probable war 
between the United States and Japan 
the picture makers got busy. The 
Eclair Co. in its "The Sons of a Sol- 
dier" says in its billing that "war with 
Japan is shown in the film in three 
parts." Barbara Tennant plays the 
principal role. 



PHOTOGRAPHING FASHIONS. 

Arrangements have been made by 
the Kinemacolor with Gimbel Broth- 
ers to photograph in natural colors 
"La Parisienne Elegante in Her Bou- 
doir." In other words the camera will 
reproduce in colors the correct manner 
women should wear the latest styles 
of French lingerie. Paris has sent 
some novel specimens for this picture 
display. The Kinemacolor shows for 
ladies only are being arranged for 
mornings at the different theatres us- 
ing the Kinemacolor service. 



"NORTH OF 63** RENAMED. 

When the Beverly V. Dobbs' pictures 
"Atop the World in Motion," showing 
scenes from the Siberian and arctic 
seas, were acquired by Joseph Bicker- 
ton he renamed them "North of 53" and 
rented the Lyceum, New York, open- 
ing there Monday. The pictures were 
shown for some weeks at Daly's last 
year. 



TIMES SQ. QUITS ASS'N. 
The Times Square picture house, di- 
rectly opposite the Broadway, has 
changed its film service and if now 

offering the program of the Mutual 
Film Corporation. 

The T. S. is the property of M. H. 
Saxe. It has played the "Licensed" 
product for years. 



ASKING ABOUT POWERS. 

What is Pat Powers going to do? 
That is what the other independent 
film manufacturers and exhibitors arc 
trying to answer but so far have failed 
to solve the problem of the former Uni- 
versal Company stockholders' movie 
movements. 

Powers has established handsome of- 
fices in the Candler building and has a 
company of photoplayers under con- 
tract, but so far has announced no im- 
mediate plans of his concern. 

His right hand bower, Jimmy Evans, 
is now on the Pacific Coast and the 
picture men expect something official to 
emanate as a result of his western trip. 

Meanwhile another question bobs up. 
Who is going to pay Owen Moore, the 
former Victor company leading man, 
the fat salary he is contracted to draw 
from the Powers concern. 



The Oaumont Co. of Canada and all Its prin- 
cipal exchanges have become the purchased 
property of the Mutual Film Corporation. The 
Mutual now owns 54 exchanges. 



Robert W. Frazer has returned to the Eclair 



Co. 



CONVENTION MAY 27-28. 

Philadelphia, May 14. 
A convention of the Motion Picture 
Exhibitors' League of America will be 
held at the Continental Hotel in this 
city May 27-28. 



"The Ifawlerout," Forest HalBey's story, has 
been turned out as a photoplay by the Reliance 
Co. 



Stewart Edward White's "The Ashes of 
Three." with Jack Kerrigan playing the prin- 
cipal male role, will be released by the Ameri- 
can Co. May 20. 

The Reliance Co. Is taking up a new series. 
Western subjects will be. offered with "The 
Sheriff" the first release May 10. Pictures 
taken on Miller Bros. "101 Ranch" In Okla- 
homa by Reliance players. 



Another new camera man has recently born 
addrd to the Western Vltagraph photoplay 
forces at Santa Monica In the person of 
Frank Williams, formerly with the Pathe, 
Gaumont and Essanay companies, respectively. 



Director Thornby of the Western Vltagraph 
Company Is engaged In the production of 
"The Passing of Joe Mary." by Scenario Edi- 
tor W. Hanson Durham. The latter is recov- 
ering from the effects of a recent fraiture of 
his right knee and will very shortly be back 
at his desk In the new studio. 



The Selig Co. Is making a big play on Its 
forthcoming film of Frank Chance Day In 
Chicago May 17. 



Richard Goodall has severed connections 
with the Universal Co. He was Identified with 
the scenario department. 



The Photoplay Magazine has become a thing 
of the past. Ye editor In chief, Nell O. 
Caward, Is now associated with the editorial 
department of another publication. 



The Edison Co. Is patting itself on the back 
on a new thiee rceier entitled "Mary Stuart." 
shown for the first time to exhibitor! Tuesday 
morning 



Mr and Mrs. S. S. Hutchinson, after j^Jnug 
stay In Hawaii, have returned to ' " .- • 1 1 r * ■ : :r i. 

Albert W. Hale, a former «lire< t >r <>f ttio 
Vltagraph Thanhouser and F;imniis Players 
Him companies, is now on ih> i'niv«r al |.m 
du'ing staff. 

Sln<e David Hclasco's * A Cmfl Li'iN* Ptvil" 
rlised Its New York • •ii-m r'"ii( n t :it flic ite- 
publi.- the principal'; :n'i <--up;>ort hik players. 
Including Mary Pi l<!',r.i. William Nnrrls. 
Krnest Rues. Knu'.-r I,awfni<i and Edward 
Connelly, have t > < • n reproducing the play be- 
fore the camera 'or the Famous Players Film 
Co. 



L. A. PICTURE GOSSIP. 

Los Angeles, May 14, 1U13. 
THE WKKK'8 WBATHKK : 

Thursday Fair Monday Fair 

Friday Fair Tuesday Fair 

Saturday Fair Wednesday Fair 

Average Temperature, 0K°. 

DanceB and theatre parties continue to be 
popular with tho motion picture people. At 
the Mason, one night last week. I saw Mr. 
and Mrs. Lee Dougherty (Kinemacolor) with a 
party of friends enjoying the Raymond Hitch- 
cock show. Down In front was Fred Mace, also 
with a party. "Hltchy" had the time of his 
life putting over localisms about the "movies" 
and "Freddie" Mace. 

Up the street In the lobby of tho Orpheura 
I met a lot of M. P. friends, all laughing 
and Imitating "talking pictures." 

Mabel Norma nd now runs her own car. a 
Marion, and Is already a speed fiend. She 
drove her car this week to Tla Juana, Mexico, 
where Keystone Is now working. 

William Rrown (Kinemacolor) hns been sad- 
dened recently by the death of his father. 

Bill Hoover, who came here with Kinema- 
color, and later Joined the Universal forces as 
boss carpenter, dropped dead last week and 
was cremated. 

Report here has It that Grace Valentine of 
Morosco stock has signed for motion pictures. 

Several actresses bathing at Venice recently 
were caught by the camera, without their 
knowledge apparently. 

A party of tourists, chiefly young women, 
had quite a scare recently. While motoring 
through the Santa Monica Mountains they sud- 
denly found themselves surrounded by painted 
redskins in full battle dress, who proceeded 
to do a war dance around the car. They had 
unintentionally Invaded a camp of motion pic- 
ture Indians, who thoroughly enjoyed their 
own little Joke. 

David Miles (Kinemacolor) is very busy 
on his big production of the morality play. 
"Everyman." The costuming of the play Is 
said to afford splendid Bcope for color Aiming. 

T have received word that Charlie Murray 
allograph) met with a very painful, though. 
It Is hoped not serious, accident due to the 
Ignition and explosion of a can of powder which 
he held in his hand. Though Mr. Murray suf- 
fers intensely from his burns on face and 
body, the physicians declare he will not be 
maimed or marred in any way. 

Mary Louise Ixmmann, the clever child 
swimmer is shortly to be featured in an 
aquatic film. 

Marin Sals, formerly with Vltagraph and 
Plson. Is at present with Kalem Company 
(Olendale). 

There are quite a few baseball players 
and fans among the picture players here and 
there Is some talk of getting up a Photo- 
players' League with talent drawn from the 
different studios. That would be nice, wouldn't 

Madeline West Is playing heavies with 
West Coast Pathe and has had some fine 
parts lately. 

Frank Woods, late of Universal and Kine- 
macolor. Is between two fires. He has had a 
very splendid offer from the Bast and 
has also been Invited to come Into a quite 
promising enterprise here. Mr. Woods, be- 
sides directing. Is a writer and has turned 
out some strong scenarios. 

Charles Fleramlng. a son of the well-known 
fiction writer. May Agnes Flemmlng. Is at 
present directing for Kinemacolor. 

The Ttlograph company of about 100 strong 
are beginning to talk of getting back home, 
but as yet no date seems to be set for their 
return. The many popular members will be 
sadly missed and most will be sorry to 
leave this land of good times. Just now all 
three companies are as busy as can be. for 
turning out three releases a week means 
some work for all concerned. 

Miss Hurhrldge, once a Universal favorite 
Is now a member of Mr. Le Saint's Kinema- 
color company. 

LADY Bt'fl. 



IND. FILM CO. 

Terre Haute. Ind., May 14 
K'oy Nykus, a local business man, 
is president of a now film company 
organized here. R. F. Silhoy, Paul 
Xickhout and Robert Nicholson are 
directors. 



CENSOR BILL KfM.KD. 

San Francisco, May 14. 

The assembly killed the -' ito ninn 
censorship bill Monday. 

There was a ! • a! . ■ : ••! - r. •! t»- n t 
both bodies. 



14 



VARIETY 



NOTES 



El Gordo worked last week. 

Lou M. Houseman is in New York. 

Mizzi Hajos sails May 20 for a sum- 

i.ii i ; rip abroad. 

Walter James is going before the 

camera fur tlu- Magnaphone Co. 

The 7 Picchianis opens on the Loew 
Circuit next week. 



Edgar Bixley will head one of the 
the B. E. Forrester shows next season. 

Lillian Lorraine is getting ready to 
return to vaudeville in a few weeks 
with a new act. 

Lewis and Dody sail June 18 on the 
Adriatic to open at New Castle, Eng- 
land, in July. 



The Six Brown Brothers will again 
be with the Primrose & Dockstaders' 
Minstrels next season. 

Morris Oppenheim, interested in sev- 
eral theatrical enterprises on the Coast, 
is in New York this week. 

The last of the "Madam Sherry" road 
companies closes Saturday in Jersey 
City. 

Blanche Merrill has written the lyric 
for a song Norah Bayes will set the 
music to. 

Mike Simon may produce the third 
act of "Pierre of the Plains" for vaude- 
ville next season. 

Tommy Gray had the following sign 
on his desk the other day: "Closed on 
account of a ball game." 

William S. Bates is taking out "The 
Convict's Daughter" for a summer tour, 
the company opening May IS. Avis 
Page is being. featured. 

Wee St Lambert's "Seven Hours in 
New York" starts its second season 
July 31 next at Yarmouth, Novia Sco- 
tia. 

Gerald Griffin returned home Mon- 
day, after nearly a year's absence in 
England where he played continually 
"Other People's Money." 



Fanny Brice is taking a vacation, the 
first in seven years. Fanny has so 
much leisure she goes to all the mu- 
sical shows in town. 



The Savoy, Atlantic City, will cost 
Louis Wesley about $10,000 this sum- 
mer for alterations, which will improve 
the theatre and add about 200 in seat' 
ing capacity throughout the house. 



LefFler & Bratton ,u> i>!;-mninR an 
early frill ripening of "Rci.cc. ,i of Sun- 
nybrook Farm," probably iIk- hist week 
in August. It will go over «-hr» S'nir & 
j-Javlin time 



Feiber & Shea's entire circuit will 
be closed for the season May 17. 

The Hart & Aldrach Shows opened 
under canvas May 12 at Charlotte, N. 
C, with J. D. Jameson managing the 
tour. Week stands will be played and 
musical comedies offered. 

John Scott's (Hello George) wife, 
who has been in a hospital in Edin- 
burgh, Scotland, is able to be out again, 
though not fully recovered from a se- 
vere illness. 

Dickie Delaro, who played the Helen 
Cohan role on the road with "The 
Little Millionaire/' lies critically ill in 
the Washington Heights Hospital. 
There was little improvement in her 
condition Wednesday afternoon. 

The Bradhurst Field Club, a well- 
known local athletic organization will 
present an amateur vaudeville show at 
Palm Garden to-morrow evening. Mem- 
bers of the club will comprise the tal- 
ent. 

Alf Wilton has booked the Dolce 
Sisters in England for ten weeks, open- 
ing at the Palladium commencing July 
7; also Three Leightons, 6 weeks, 
opening Palace, Hull, July 14. 

Six of the ballet girls of the Metro- 
politan Opera House have framed a 
dancing act for vaudeville, Phil Tay- 
lor will break them in out of town next 
week. 

The Sheedy agency is booking the 
Sunday vaudeville programs at the 
Park, New York, during the Corse Pay- 
ton stock engagement. The "Sundays" 
start May 18. 

Solly Lee, the Hammerstein ticket 
taker, lost a pocketbook with $22 in 
it at the Polo Grounds Tuesday. Solly 
doesn't like to admit he was frisked 
for the roll. 

Archie Colby's flat has been robbed 
again — the third time within a year. 
In each instance the robbers took ev- 
erything except the author's clothes and 
manuscripts. 

Polly Moran sails with her mother 
on the Minneapolis tomorrow (Satur- 
day) to open at New Castle, England, 
June 2. The Grazers, going on the 
same boat, also open there that day. 

Despite denials to /he contrary, em- 
anating from Charles Frohman's of- 
fices in New York, word has been re- 
ceived here by his immediate family 
that the international manager is seri- 
ously ill in London. 

The Academy, Newburgh, N. Y.. 
closes May 24, to reopen in the fall 
with the pop vaudeville policy once 
more, booked by Fred De Bondy of 
the Family Department. The house 
will have repairs made during its dark 
spell. 



Tim O'Donnell returned to New 
York this week after visiting Germany 
as .special impresario for a vaudeville 
act during the past six months. Tim 
knows more about more Germans than 
the Kaiser. 

There is no telling just when "The 
Purple Road" will close its Liberty the- 
atre engagement as the management is 
planning to run well into the summer. 
The company's salaries will undergo a 
decrease for the proposed run. 

Feme Rogers, who sang the prima 
donna role with F. C. Whitney's Lon- 
don production of "The Chocolate Sol- 
dier," was engaged this week for the 
Olympic Park, Newark, N. J., operatic 
season. 

Morrison's, Rockaway, will open for 
two days over Decoration Day and for 
the regular season the following week. 
The Brighton theatre, Brighton Beach, 
started this Monday. Both houses play 
vaudeville. 

Proctor's Elizabeth, N. J., commenced 
playing seven acts, four shows daily, 
with pictures only at both ends of bill 
this week. Previously the house has 
given four acts, pictures and three per- 
formances a day. 



Venita Fitzhugh, Kitty Gordon's un- 
derstudy in "The Enchantress" and who 
assisted her in her vaudeville opening 
at the Colonial, has been succeeded by 
Helen Goff, also with the Gordon 
show. 

Fred. Frick has taken possession of 
the new opera house named Armory at 
Keyport, N. J., and until the new legit- 
imate season opens will present pop 
vaudeville and pictures. Frick will play 
traveling combinations in his new 
house, seating 850, next fall. 

Julian Rose returned to New York 
Sunday, after three years spent in tour- 
ing the world. Mr. Rose will remain 
at home until October, when he will 
return to the other side, shortly after 
marrying a non-professional young 
woman in Germany. 

Rev. Thomas Dixon, who wrote "The 
Clansman" and "The Leopard's Spots" 
and others, is arranging time for a re- 
vival of "The Leopard's Spots" next 
season. George H. Brennan has re- 
linquished the producing rights to the 
Dixon pieces. 

Harry Van Fossen, one of the prin- 
cipal endmen with the Neil O'Brien 
minstrels, has been offered a three 
years' contract by Manager Oscar 
Hodge. So far he is the only member 
of the Pilsener Club who has not joined 
the show. Eddie Major has resigned. 

Martin Fletcher was granted a de- 
cree for divorce from Margie O'Neill 
this week in a Chicago court. Fletcher 
is with Watson's "Beef Trust." His 
former wife is soubret with the 
"Queens of the Folies Bergere." Ed- 
ward Ader represented the complain- 
ant, 



NEW COMEDY FALLS DOWN. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, May 14. 

Manager Poirier presented May 10 a 
new bill at the Comedie des Champs 
Elysees, in the form of a play by Ed- 
mond Fleg, entitled "Le Trouble Fete," 
well played by Louis Gauthier, Mauloy 
and Mine. Gladys Maxhence. 

This new comedy met with a medio- 
cre reception. 

The program includes a farce by 
Tristian Bernard, "La Gloire Ambu- 
lanciere," which had more success 
than this author's recent operetta at the 
Cigale. 



SPORTS 

Kid McCoy is working on an open- 
air system to restore lost hairs. He 
has worn no hat for a month, in any 
kind of weather. The Kid may be 
seen ambling along Broadway with his 
head an easy victim to all microbes 
floating up and down the Alley. He 
says since adopting this method a 
small patch of baldness just above the 
temples is becoming all grown over 
with fresh hair. In proof he points to 
the hair itself, and sure enough on the 
open spot is a little tuft of an island. 
Other than making his hair return to 
where it once was, the former cham- 
pion has opened a gym at 27 West 35th 
street where he is showing tired busi- 
ness men and heavy weighted women 
how to best care for their physical 
selves. 



The Uniteds are going to play Satur- 
day a scrub nine made up of agents 
and others around the Putnam Build- 
ing. 



The Varietys will play their first 
game of the season Friday, when meet- 
ing the Winter Garden team. Ned 
Wayburn is manager of the Garden 
nine; Johnny O'Connor is manager for 
the Varietys. 



The United Booking Offices nine 
thought it was going to play a ball 
game last Friday, when tackling the 
Arlington Athletic Club uptown. After 
the finish arrived and with the score 
37-3 in favor of the Arlingtons, the 
United boys didn't know what they had 
been through. The Arlington made 
13 runs in the second inning. From 
then on the Uniteds were so tired they 
could neither field nor hit. 



A night tennis court is open at Riv- 
erside Drive and 120th street. Two 
rows of calciums beat down upon the 
players, from just over their heads. 
There is plenty of light for the game, 
but when the humidity in the hot 
weather holds over after nightfall, ten- 
nis by electric light may have a little 
something on the steam room of a 
Turkish bath. 



Chicago, May 14. 
A determined effort is being made 
to bring racing into good standing in 
Illinois once more. The Saddle and 
Sulky Club has started a petition to 
give the movement a big boost with 
the legislature. 



VARIETY 



15 



PROMINENT PLATERS IN STOCK. 

Jake Wells, through his New York 
representative, Charles W. Rex, has in- 
augurated the all-star stock idea at his 
Academy of Music, Richmond. Among 
the prominent players under contract 
are Nance O'Neil, Richard Bennett, 
Donald Brian and Grayce Scott. 

The company, known as the Lucille 
La Verne Players (Miss La Verne play- 
ing characters) opened with Grayce 
Scott as the featured stock star for the 
first two weeks. The opening bill was 
"A Woman's Way" with Miss Scott 
playing "The Dawn of a Tomorrow" 
last week. 

Following Miss Scott will come Miss 
O'Neil for a two weeks* engagement 
and in succession will appear Bennett 
and Brian, each playing a fortnight. 
The plays will be announced later. 

Miss Scott, Miss O'Neil, Bennett and 
Brian were members of the old Rich- 
mond stock when Margaret Illington 
was leading woman there. 



"YIDDISH" STOCK AT LAST. 

"Yiddish" stock is going to be played 
ai the Lenox theatre, 11 lth street and 
Lenox avenue, New York, after all. 
Punsch & Tanzman have been running 
the theatre, first playing pop vaudeville 
and later moving pictures. In between 
the policies the firm leased the house 
for "Yiddish" stock, but reneged when 
the picture thing promised well. 

The lessors of the Lenox took the 
two-firm into court. The managers 
tired of legal proceedings and have 
agreed that after May 24 the Yiddish 
crowd can go in without obstacle. 



LOIS HOWELL IN POLI CO. 

Wilkesbarre, Pa., May 14. 
Harriet Duke is leaving the Poli 
stock here as leading woman and next 
Monday will be succeeded by Lois 
Howell. 



PITTSFIELD DIDN'T PAY. 

Pittsfield, Mass., May 14. 
The recently inaugurated musical 
comedy stock at the Empire is an- 
nounced to close May 17. Business 
didn't warrant the company continuing. 



DIDN'T PAY IN BAYONNE. 

Bayonne, N. J., May 14. 

The Nancy Boyer Co. was unable 
to make stock pay at the Opera House 
and the engagement has been called 
off. Miss Boyer came here on an $800 
a week guarantee. 

The Boyer withdrawal leaves the 
stock field clear to Ed. Schiller at the 
Broadway. 



BRIDGEPORT TO THE BRONX. 

Bridgeport, May 14. 
Emma Campbell, who came here 
from the Greenpoint stock, New York, 
closed with the local Poli stock Sat- 
urday night and returns to New York 
to join the newly formed Frank Ger- 
sten stock which opens there at the 
Prospect theatre in the Bronx, May 26. 



HOUSE CHANGES HANDS. 

South Bend, May 14. 
Wright Huntington, now in stock at 
the Auditorium, will not have the house 
next fall. DeWitt Ncwing has leased 
the theatre. He will open with his 
company in September. 



STOCK 



PLUNKETT HAS MT. MORRIS. 

Stock is announced for the Mt. 
Morris theatre, 116th street and 5th 
avenue, May 19, Joseph Plunkett, of 
the Liebler Co. offices, has leased the 

pop vaudeville house for that purpose. 

Though the rent is considered pretty 
high for even a stock policy Plunkett 
thinks the neighborhood will turn the 
trick. The rental is something like 
$550. 

Wanda Jones will be one of the 
principal women. Plunkett is engag- 
ing the others this week. 



WITH PRC >PECT COMPANY. 

Bertha Mann, an original member of 
the New Duchess theatre stock com- 
pany, Cleveland, and later appeared 
with Nance O'Neil in vaudeville, has 
been engaged as leading woman of the 
new Prospect Stock Co. Walter Hor- 
ton will be stage director. The stock 
opens May 19. Richard Gordon returns 
as leading man. 



WAY DOWN SOUTH. 

Charlotte, N. C, May 14. 
Bert Leigh is operating summer stock 
here at the Academy of Music. 



SUMMER MUSICAL CO. 

Newark, N. J., May 14. 
Proctor's Park place theatre, the big 
time vaudeville house of this city, will 
start playing pop vaudeville May 19, 
for two weeks. After that a policy of 
musical pieces by a stock company will 
be presented for a summer run. 



Wright Huntington, lately in South Bend, 
has opened a summer stock engagement at the 
Metropolitan, St. Paul. The starter was "The 
Spendthrift" May 11. 



C. L. Richards is managing the Princess 
theatre stock, Tacoma, Wash. 



Richard Buhler and Lea Boda are In stock 
at Columbus. 



"The Runaway," Billle Burke's former star- 
ring vehicle, has been released for stock for 
territory east of Chicago. 



T. F. Murray is managing the Empire the- 
atre stock at Holyoke, Mass. 



Al. Phillips is playing stock this spring. 



Severln Dedyne Is winding up his long stock 
engagement at the Gayety, Hoboken. 



The Olgentany Park stock company got 
started this week at Columbus. 



George Allison and his wife, members of the 
Crescent stock company, Brooklyn, are leav- 
ing the company Saturday night to take a 
rest before attempting any other theatrical 
work. 



Clifford Bruce has closed as leading man 
with the Percy Haswell stock company which 
passed through New York this week from Bal- 
timore to open a long engagement In Canada. 

"A Country Boy" had Its first stock pres- 
entation this week at the Harlem Opera House. 
The Poll Co., Springfield, Mass., is also of- 
fering the play this week. Clare Weldon and 
Willis Granger, the new leads, made their first 
appearance in Springfield in this production. 
Last week the Springfield Co. did big business 
with "A Butterfly on the Wheel." 



Helen Holmes, leading woman of the Co- 
lumbia theatre stock, Washington, has be- 
come a big favorite In that Hty. The com- 
pany has done excellent business since Its 
opening four weeks ago. 

Eugene Webber has Joined the Casino Stock 
Company, Fltchburg, Mass., as second man. 



MARGUERITE CLARK HEADING. 

St. Louis, May 14. 
Marguerite Clark will play a five 
weeks' starring stock engagement here 
with the newly formed company at the 
West End theatre. Miss Clark will 
open in "Snow White," following with 
"Overnight," "Mind th' Paint Girl," 
"A Runaway Girl" and "Are You a 
Crook?" 

Following Miss Clark, Blanche Bates 
i^ understood to be under contract for 
a two weeks' appearance here under 
the stock starring proposition. 

Cameron Clemons. is stage director. 
One of the principal men will be Hor- 
ace Mitchell. 



"SIBERIA" DID IT. 

Just one week was enough to satisfy 
the men behind the melodramatic stock 
policy inaugurated May 5 at the Na- 
tional theatre on Houston street that it 
didn't pay. 

The company has been disbanded and 
all future time cancelled. The opening 
bill, "Siberia," proved as chilly as its 
name. The only thing it drew was bills 
against previous tenants. 



CHANGING BILLS OFTEN. 

LaFayette, Ind., May 14. 

The vaudeville season at the Family 
ended May 10 and until the Oliver 
Players open a summer stock engage- 
ment May 26 Manager David Maurice 
will offer tabloid musical comedy. 

Heading the Oliver Players will be 
Evelyn De Follart and Otis Oliver. 
The bill will be changed three times a 
week. 




EDITH LYLIC. 

The* popular young leading woman will 
terminate her cngagt.-mt nt with the William 
J. Kt'lly Player* at the Colonial theatre, 
Salt Lake City, May 17, where, she Iihk lieen 
appearing for 15 wc"ks with un-ai purees* 
In the leading roles. 

June 2 MIhs Lylo Is t<> open a limited stoek 
season In the latest N'rw York sin < ■< •**< h In 
Chicago under tin- managi rr i • -n t of T C. 
Glcason. Miss l.yle'.s cuim^i-merit at <")il- 
cago markn her return there under Mr. trea- 
son's auspices, she having tlll>d a special 
ten-week engagement ;it the «\i|!rge theatre 
earlier in tho m-asmi. 

With youth, gun'l ImmI.s ami a vivacious 

nature t Ml** I„\|e | H in Kit at demand, hut 

after the season at Chicago, she will return 

to New York, having accepted a leading 

role In an early IJroudway production. 



DALY DHWVS AD WINCE SALE. 

Cleveland, May 14. 

Arnold Daly started the first week of 
a month's special stock engagement 
here at the Auditorium Monday night. 
The advance biile was unusually large. 

Will II. (iregory is stage director of 
the Auditorium. 



DITRKIN-FEALY-DENVKR. 

Janus Murkin is cooking things for a 
Denver stock engagement at the John 
Cort theatre there. It is expected that 
Maude Italy, now playing leads with a 
New York picture company, will be 
with her husband in the Denver stock 
venture. 

Durkin and Miss l-'ealy are old fa- 
vorites in the Colorado metropolis. 



MEACHUM DIDN'T SUICIDE. 

Savannah, May 14. 

An attempted suicide May 9 by J. H. 
Meachum wa9 treated as a joke by him 
afterward. He is recovering. 

Meachum is a member of the Al 
Schaeffer Company at the Princess. 



TRYING NEW PLAY. 

Portland, Me., May 14. 
The Jefferson theatre stock company 
will play "Lorelei," by Mallula Jones, 
next week, for the first time on any 
stage. 



CLOSED AT TROY. 

Troy, N. Y. f May 14. 
The Malley-Denison stock promoters 
closed their local company at Rand's 
Opera House Saturday night. The 
company has been playing here for 
some time. 



FIGHTING MELLER A DRAW. 

Dave Kraus started something when 
he planked melodramatic stock into the 
Olympic as the opening performances 
Monday registered capacity. 

Terry McGovern and Joe Bernstein 
box three rounds at each show. The 
Olympic prices are 20-30-50-75. So far 
the Meller policy and the sparring ex- 
hibition are proving a draw on Four- 
teenth street. 



PATER.ON'S EMPIRE. 

Paterson, N. J., May 14. 
"The Woman" will receive its first 
stock presentation at the Kmpirc here 
Monday. The house opened this week 
with a new stock company headed by 
Willard Hlackmorc and Carol Arden. 
Husiness prospects are bright. 



Ethel (Trey Terry has been signed for the 
new Manhattan Opera House stock company 
which opmB May 1!). Bernard McOwen will 
bo in tho compuny. 

Irene Tlmmons closed her liayonnc, N. J., 
engagement Saturday. Enid Jackson will con- 
tine the leads. 

The Payton Newark ntock company Is to 
♦dose for the summer May 24. 

Al. Trahern is no longer managing the 

(it'orge Arvlno stork company at the Fulton, 

Lancaster, F'a. Arvlne and Edward Forsburg 

will continue the organization under their 
direction. 



The Academy of Music sunk company, For- 
ney City, will move from the V ,id< my May 'A\ 
to the Hergen Alrdomc (Iturgcn mid Virginia 
avenues) where It will open .June -' for the 
heated months. 



Ill Utc Long is the !••")..,, 
lanta Thratre s-lit.-k. V ■■■' ■■ 

Walter 3. HaT.'A.i, *• ■• k 
located at the >'■■', '■ ' ';' 



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1 1, is summer. 



16 



VARIETY 



BILLS NEXT WEEK ( May 19) 

In Vaudeville Theatres, Playing Three or Lest Shows Daily 

(All houses open for the week with Monday matinee, when not otherwise Indicated.) 
Theatres listed an "Orpluum" without any further distinguishing description are on 
the Orphoum Circuit. Th«atr»» with "SO" following name (usually "Empress") are on the 
Sullivan-ConsUlInu Circuit. ) 

Agencies honking the limine* uro denoted by single name or Initials, such aa "Orph," 
Orpheum Circuit— "O. B O ." United Booking Offices — "W. V. A.." Western Vaudeville 
Managers' Association tchlcngo) — "SC," Sullivan-Consldlne Circuit — "P." Pantages Circuit — 
"Loew." Marcus Lorw Circuit — "Inter," Interstate Circuit (booking through W. V. A.) — 
"M." James C. Matthews ( Chicago)— "Hod." Chan. E. Hodklns (Chicago) — "Craw." O. T. 
Crawford (St. Louis.)— "N >.\" F. Nlxon-Nlrdllng«r (Philadelphia). "BL," Bert Levey (San 
Francisco). 



New York 

IIAMMEKSTEIN'S 
(ubo) 
Mdntyre A Heath 
"The System" 
Avon Comedy 4 
Dr Carl Herman 
Brown A Dolly 
Flanagan ft Edwards 
Heath A Le Van 
Haney A Scanlon 
Hanlon A Clifton 
Margaret A Rose 
Webb A Kerr 

FIFTH AVE (ubo) 
Chlng Ling Foo Co 
Chick Sales 
Ben Welch 
Bertlsch 
Phlna A Co 
Eva Shirley 
Bert Melrose 
Austin Webb Co 

Uno _ .., 

Cummlngs A Oladdlngi 
COLONIAL, (ubo) 

Mario Dressier 

Ralph Hen 

Ethel Green 

Franklyn Ardell Co 

Chas ft Fannie Van 

Dingle ft Esmereldas 

Bel ma Braatz 

Amoros Sisters 
ALHAMBRA (ubo) 

Jack Norworth Co 

D'Armond & Carter 

Caesar Rlvoll 

Anger ft Bernard 

Hlckey Bros 

Hunting ft Francis 

Jack Kennedy Co 

W C Fields 

Belle Onrl 

Mr ft Mrs J Barry 

Rayno's Dogs 

UNION SQ (ubo) 

Lalla Selblnl 

Ray Dooley's Mins- 
trels 

Delta Barre Co 

Pierce ft Roslyn 

Grace Wilson 

Carlos Caesar 

(Others to fill) 
PROCTORS 23D 

"Passenger Wreck" 

Variety Comedy 4 

Dunlap ft Verdln 

Goodall ft Irwin 

Hayward Sisters 

LaG range ft Gordon 

Leo Cook 

PROCTORS 58TH 

"In Southland" 

Ring Williams Co 

Byron ft Lurch 

Belle Meyers 

Livingston & Fields 

Jos Splssell Co 
PROCTORS 125TH 

Holies Septette 

Gertrude Folsom Co. 

Will Dockery 

Count Beaumont 

Evelyn Ware 

Tom Hackett 

Les Seranos 

AMERICAN (loew) 
Saunders ft Von Kuntz 
Whiteside ft Picks 
Helen Wood 

Maid of Nicobar" 
Nina Payne 
Lottie Williams Co 
5 Merry Youngsters 
The llavelocks 
(One U till) 

2 half 
Iteed-St John '.i 
Geo F Hall 
Georgia Blossoms 
Rouble Siiums 
Harry Gibbs Co 
Weston Ai Fields 
Jessie Keller Co 
(Two to 1111) 

7TH AVE (loew) 
P.urkhurdt i: White 
Inglis \ llcdillnp 
"When Women Rule" 
Goo & Lily Garden 
Piihinani Troupe 
(One to (ill) 

2d half 
Gene & Arthur 
Marlon Ai Ixnora 
Apollo 



Harry Brooks Co 
Merry Youngsters 
The Sahcras 

GREELEY (loew) 
Ywoxy 

Bartholomew 
"Garden of Song" 
Ross ft Ashton 
Tom Mahoney 
Rosaire ft Provost 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Babe Smith 
"A Cold Deal" 
GTwynn ft Gossett 
DeLlsle 

Maurice Freeman Co 
Watson A Flynn 
Fields ft Coco 
(One to fill) 

LINCOLN (loew) 
Louise Mayo 
3 Emersons 
Walter Lawrence Co 
Newsboys Sextette 
The Saheras 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Webster ft Woodbury 
Arthur Whltelaw 
Graham-Moffett Co 
Burkhardt A White 
Big Jim 
(One to fill) 

YORKVILLE (loew) 
Gene A Arthur 
Isconard a Louie 
Georgia Blossoms 
Helen Page Co 
Geo F Hall 
Jessie Keller Co 

2d half 
Cusslc A Mallon 
Byal A Early 
"When Women Rule" 
Cohen A Young 
The Hassmans 
(One to fill) 

NATIONAL (loew) 
Harry Rose 
The Valdos 
Stuart A Donahue 
Graham-Moffett Co 
"In Chinatown" 
Selblnl A Royer 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Williams A Dixon 
"Garden of Song" 
Leo Beers 
Lottie Williams Co 
Mack A Mayne 
Reo A Norman 
(One to fill) 
AVENUE B (loew) 
Williams A Dixon 
Owynn A Gossett 
Mack A Mayne 
Harry Brooks Co 
DeLlsle A Vernon 
Camllle's Dogs 
(One ti fill) 

2d half 
ITnrry Rose 
Fnrroll Bros 
Stuart A Donahue 
John R Gordon Co 
Honey Johnson 
Selblnl A Royer 
(One to fill) 

DELANCEY (loew) 
Wpbster ft Woodbury 
DeLlsle 

Reed St John fl 
Rouble Slmms 
Clyde Venux Co 
Weston & Fields 
Krnemer A ITellerlalre 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
SniiwV'rs & Von Kuntz 
Ronttner & Prrnnan 
Plchlnanl Troupe 
Nina Payne 
Helen Pnce Co 
T.ew Wells 
Lnndrv Bros 
(One tn fill) 

PLAZA (loew) 
Craig & nverholt 
Maurice Freeman Co 
Mario & Trevette 
W J Dunols 
(On-- to liM) 

2 half 
Cr.HH-i^ Ford 
"Behind FootliehN" 
Delmore R Oneda 
Van K Cirri" A very 
(One tn fill) 



Brlajkton Beack NY 

BRIGHTON (ubo) 
Van A Beaumont Sis 
Delro 

Berlin Madcaps 
Van Hoven 
Leitzel A Jeannette 
The Roealres 
Meredith A Snoozer 
Clara Inge 

Brooklyn 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Elinore A Williams 
J C Nugent Co 
Mosher Hayes A M 
Dolce Sisters 
Cross A Josephine 
De Lesso Troupe 
Edgar Berger 
HENDERSON'S (ubo) 
Nat Wills 
Paul Dickey Co 
La Ballett Classlque 
McKay ft Cantwell 
Edna Aug 
Winslow A Stryker 
(Two to fill) 

FULTON (loew) 
Ed A Jack Smith 
Roattner A Brennan 
John R Gordon Co 
Gay lord A Herron 
Carl McCullough 
Reo A Norman 
2d half 
Downs A Gomerz 
Bartholomew 
Ross A Ashton 
Walter Lawrence Co 
Louise Mayo 
.'I Emersons 

SHUBERT (loew) 
Apollo 

"The Way Out" 
Watson A Flynn 
Ryan-Rlchfleld Co 
Lew Wells 
Fields A Coco 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Frederick A Charles 
The Valdos 
"In Chinatown' 
Ryan-Rlchfleld Co 
Helen Wood 
The Havelocks 
(One to fill) 

LIBERTY (loew) 
"Rehlnd Footlights" 
Dixon A Dixon 
(Three to fill) 
2d half 
Vlctorsen Forest Co 
Bell Boy Trio 
White Eagle 
(Two to fill) 

BIJOU (loew) 
Downs A Gomerz 
"A Cold Deal" 
Helen Van Buren 
"California" 
Jos K Watson 
tandry Bros 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Ed A Jack Smith 
Doodima 

Carl McCullough 
"California" 
Inglls A Redding 
(One to fill) 
Lena Pantzer 

COLUMBIA loew) 
White Eagle 
Van A Carrie Avery 
Delmore A Oneda 
(Three to fill) 
2d half 
King A Gee 
Mason A Shannon 
Jenkins ft Covert 
(Three to fill) 

Alton. 111. 
MAJESTIC 
(wva) 
I'rsone A D'Osta 
Pritzknow A Blaneh- 
arrf 

2d half 
The Dorlands 
Fiddler A Shelton 

Atlantic City 

SAVOY (ubo) 
Richard Carle Co 
Jas J Morton 
Prince Floro 
Adler A Arllne 
Minnie Allen 
Martlnett A Sylvester 



Baltimore 

VICTORIA (n-s) 
Dancing Kennedys 
2 Franks 
Knlce ft Dunn 
Mills Players 
Clarke ft McCullough 
"Earl ft Girl" 
2d half 
2 Franks 
Knlce A Dunn 
Mills Players 
Bushell ft Co 
Lewis ft Coulton 
(One to fill) 

He! rid ere. 111. 

MAJESTIC (m) 
Kolb ft La Neva 
Ural ft Dog 

2d half 
Electrlce ft Co 
Tambo Duo 

Hilling*, Mont. 

(sc) 

(21-22) 

(Same bill as at Miles 

City this issue.) 

Ronton 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Gold ft Lawrence 
Venetian Four 
James Reynolds 
Deane ft Fey 
Mr A Mrs P Fisher 
Leon a Guerney 
Bounding Gordons 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Nestor ft Delberg 
Molly Wood Stanford 
Clifton A Boyce 
Edwards A Thomas 
"Girls from Follies" 
Sam Ash 
Luola Blalsdell 
(One to fill) 

ST. JAMES (loew) 
Luola Blalsdell 
Molly Wood Stanford 
Edwards A Thomas 
Clifton ft Boyce 
Sam'l Ash 
"Girls from Follies" 

2d hair 
Gold ft Lawrence 
Venetian 4 
Deane ft Fey 
Mr ft Mrs P Fisher 
Leon a Guerney 
Bounding Gordon*, 



Brockton. Mi 

CITY (loew) 
Chas Gibbs 
Tops, Topsy ft Spot 
"High Life In Jail" 

2d half 
Plottl 

Albert Trio 
Bobble ft Dale 

Buffalo 

SHEAS (ubo) 
Fred V Bowers Co 
Boganny Troupe 
Cartmell ft Harris 
Nellie Nichols 
Musical Kings 
(Others to fill) 

Rntte 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Emma Francis Co 
Hlbbert A Kennedy 
Porter J White Co 
Plsano A Bingham 
'Models de Luxe" 

Cnlsrnry, Can. 

EMPIRE (m) 
Allsky's Hawallans 
"Police Inspector" 
Bell Oliver 
Coogan A Cox 
Florcnzo Trio 

Ckampnlem. III. 

WALKER O H (wva) 
The Mozarts 
Becker A Adams 
"> Melody Boys 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Halton Powell Co 

dltCftBTo 

MAJESTIC (orph) 
Iyouls Mann Co 
Mack A Orth 
Harry Ijelghton Co 
Bedlnl A Arthur 
Ralph Smalley 



Jordan Girls 
Rose ft Ellis 

PALACE 
Cecil Lean Co 
Truly Shattuck 
4 Huntings 
Amy Butler Co 
Musical Ellisons 
Wilson's Circus 
Warren ft Blanchard 
De Renso ft La Due 
EMPRESS (sc) 

Halsted St. 
(Open Sun. Mat.) 
4 Readings 
Manning ft Ford 
Sager Mldgely Co 
Mort Sharp 
"Dorothys Playmates" 
(One to fill) 

Cincinnati 

CHESTER PARK (m) 
(Open Sun. Mat.) 

Ed Zoeller Trio 

Gordon ft Day 

Lillian Sisters 

Lillian Barrent 

Great Holman 

Cleveland 

DUCHESS (sc) 

(Open Sun. Mat.) 

The Bimbos 

Jtones ft Gibson 

Coleman ft Francis 

Frances Clare Co 

(One to fill) 

Colorado Springs 

i ,c > 
(22-24) 

(Same bill as at Pue- 
blo this issue.) 

Denver 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun. Mat.) 
Skaters Bl Jouve 
Dow ft Dow 
Jeanle Fletcher 
Glendower A Manion 
Welch Mealy ft M 
"Rose of Mexico" 

Detroit 

TEMPLE (uN>) 

Ray Cox 

Lids McMillan 

Merrill ft Otto 

Reed Bros 

Newbold ft Gibbons 

Rawls ft Von Kaufman 

Vanoss Troupe 

Asakl 

BROADWAY (sc) 
(Open Sun. Mat.) 

The Lelands 

Mae Francis 

Walker ft 111 

Evans A Vidocq 

"La Somnambule" 

(One to fill) 

Dixon, III. 
FAMILY (m) 

Sbeahan ft Frederic 
Sla 

Helen Canon 

2d half 

Marcella's Birds 

Kolb ft La Neva 

Edmonton. Alta. 

PANTAGES (m) 
"Bulgarian Romance 
Thos H Dalton 
Jos E Bernard Co 
Sylvester A Vance 
Great Mars Dupo 

Bvanavllle. lod. 

NEW GRAND (wva) 
Emmett's Dogs 
Ed LaTell 
Thos Holer Co 
Cameron A O'Connor 
Dyer A Dyer 

2d half 
Gordon A Murphy 
Dugan A Raymond 
Godfrey A Henderson 
Thos Potter Dunne 
Graham's Animals 

Fall River. Maaa. 

ACADEMY (loew) 
GYey A Peters 
Nestor A Delberg 
Harry Gibbs Co 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Helen VanBuren 
James Reynolds 
Kramer A Belleclalre 
(One to fill) 

Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun. Mat.) 
Lew Palmore 
Bernard A Scarth 
Chas Bowser Co 
Luclanna Lucea 
Max's Circus 

Hoboken, N. J. 

LYRIC (loew) 
King A Gee 
Mason A Shannon 
Eddie Herron A Co 
Francis Ford 
Barton ft Lovers 

2d half 
Salla Bros 
tarkins A Pearl 



Clyde Veaux Co 
Dixon ft Dixon 
(One to fill) 

Jaekaonvllle 

(Open Sun. Mat.) 

ORPHEUM (inter) 

"The District Leader" 

(tab) 
Duval 

"The College Girls" 
(tab) 
PRINCE 
McGowan A Harris 
Knowland Sisters 
Talking Pictures 

Kaneae City. 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun. Mat.) 

McConnell A Austin 

Stone A Wander 

Rita Redfleld 

Halllday A Carlln 

Moore A Young 

Romany Opera Co 

ELECTRIC PARK (m) 
(Open Sun. Mat.) 

Velde Trio 

Rosdell Singers 

Kawana Japs 

Libonatl 

Kelso Bros 

Leo Annele* 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun. Mat.) 

Black A White 

The Tauberts 

Alfred Kelcy 

"Mayor A Manicure" 

Crelghton Sisters 

Ida Fuller Co 
PANTAGES (m) 

Don Carlos Manikins 

Laurie Ordway 

Walter Perclvat Co 

Neapolitan Trio 

Forrester ft IJoyd 

Cervo Duo 

Merlden, Conn. 

POLI'S 
Laypo ft Benjamin 
"The Tourists" 
The Stantons 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Albert Donnelly 
Blmm Bomm Brrr 
Prlngle ft Allen 
McLena ft Scott 

Ml lea City, Mont. 

(sc) 
(19-20) 
Marcou 

Lightner ft Jordan 
"The Trainer" 
Exposition 4 
Booth Trio 

Milwaukee 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun. Mat.) 
Harry Leander Co 
Hal Merrltt 
Roberts Hayes ft R 
Grace Cameron 
Lozanno Troupe 

Minneapolis 

UNIQUE (sc) 
(Open Sun. Mai.) 
Beth Stone H 
Harry Antrim 
Whipple Huston Co 
Matt Keefe 
"Girl In Vase" 

Newbargh. If. Y. 
OPERA HOUSE 
(loew) 
Babe Smith 
Frederick ft Charles 
Howard A Linder 
Bell Boy Trio 
Farrell Bros 

2d half 
Leonard A Louie 
Jos K Watson 
De Lisle A Vernon 
Macbeth 
(One to fill) 

New Orlenna 
HIPPODROME 

Christy's Minstrels 

Devoux A Dlx 

Galgano A Deangelo 

Alfred Farrell 

Carly Carlos 

Derreu A Derreu 

Davis A Davis 

New Roraelle. N. V. 

LOEW 
Macbeth 
Big Jim 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Newsboys Sextette 
"The Way Out" 
(One to fill) 

Oakland. Cnl. 

PANTAGES (m) 
( Open Sun. Mat.) 
Tetsuwarl Japs 
"Lasky's Hoboes" 
Violet McMillan 
Jerry McAullffe Co 
Noble A Brooks 
Ella Fondalier A Bro 



PkUadelpkla 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
"Song Birds" 
John ft Mae Burke 
Sanderson Moffett Co 
John F Conroy 
Mary Elisabeth 
Chas L. Fletcher 
Charley Case 
Cortes Bros 
Wood Bros 

WILLIAM PENN 
(ubo) 
3 Mori Bros 
Leo Carrlllo 
Wright A Deitrlch 
Ernie A Ernie 
Wm Weston Co 
(One to fill) 

NIXON (n-n) 
Malvern Troupe 
Kla8s ft Bernle 
Cowboy Minstrels 
Bert Leslie Co 
Hurst Watts ft H 
(One to fill) 

PEOPLES (n-n) 
Orville ft Frank 
May Bushell Co 
Klein Bros 
Perry's Minstrels 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Perry's Minstrels 
(Four to fill) 

PALACE (n-n) 
Durand ft Russell 
Madaline Nash 
Musical Bugs 
Fred San ford 
"English Roses" 

OPERA HOUSE 
(loew) 
Lena Pantzer 
Byal ft Early 
Chas Deland Co 
Honey Johnson 
"In Music Hall" 
Cohen A Young 
The Hassmans 
2d half 
The Kennedys 
Geo A Lily Garden 
Watson's Farmyard 
Gaylord A Herron 
"In Music Hall" 
Tom Mahoney 
Chapman A Barube 

Plttakurgk 

GRAND (ubo) 
Sam A Kitty Morton 
Travilla Bros A Seal 
Milton ft DeLong Sis 
LeRoy Wilson ft Tom 
(Five to fill) 

HARRIS (ubo) 
LeRoy ft Harvey Co 
Joyce ft Donelly 
Fields A Hanson 
Two Roses 
Warden A Newton 
Porter A Kemp 
Novel Quintette 

Portlnnd, Ore. 

ORPHEUM 
Olga Petrova 
"Detective Keen" 
Flavllla 

Samuel Lelbert Co 
Bogert A Nelson 
Wood A Wood 
The Cromwells 

EMPRESS (se) 
W C Hoefler 
Lilian Holmes 
Broughton A Turner 
Al Herman 
Frank Stafford Co 
Moffatt LaRelne Co 
PANTAGES (m) 
Julia Ring Co 
Temple Quartet 
"Convict A Warden" 
Joe Carroll 
Lelllott Bros 
Flying Fishers 

Pneblo, Colo. 

(sc) 
(19-21) 
Knapp A Cornalla 
Hilda Glyder 
Pbilipplno 4 
Nat Carr Co 
Wallace Galvln 
Alber's Bears 

Richmond, Va. 

COLONIAL (ubo) 
Geoml 

Grace Sisters 
Fred St Onge Co 
Ray Conlin 
Williams Thompson A 

Co 

Rock-ford. III. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
"Kelly Shuster Co" 

2d half 
"Nobody Starland" 

Sacramento 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun. Mat.) 
Hall A Clark 
Mr.rie Lavarre 
Ernest Rackett 



Mr ft Mrs Murphy 
Vllmos Westony 
81ayman All's Arabs 
Salens, Mono. 

SALEM (loew) 
Plottl 

Bobble ft Dale 
Albert Trio 

2d half 
Chas Gibbs 
Tops Topsy ft Spot 
"High Life In Jail" 

dnlt Lako 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Wed. Mat.) 
The Waytes 
Agnes Kayne 
Kenny ft Hollis 
"Aeroplane Ladies" 
Cabaret Trio 
"New Leader" 

*nn Diego 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun. Mat.) 
Clalrmont Bros 
Pla Trio 
Valentine Vox 
LaVlne Clmaron l\ 
Marie Russell 
"My Lady's Fan" 
SAVOY (m) 
La Graclosa 
Diamond ft Beatrice 
Donita ft Co 
Rlsal ft Antlma 
Devil Servant ft M 

San Frnnelneo 

ORPHEUM 
Jessie Busley Co 
Laddie Cliff 
Melody Maids 
Will J Ward 
Margaret Ashton 
Meehan's Dogs 
The Wilsons 
(Others to fill) 

EMPRESS (sc) 
( Open Sun. Mat.) 
Major ft Phil Roy 
Signa 

"Trap Santa Claus" 
Joe Kelsey 
Holmes ft Wells 
Boganny Troupe 
PANTACTE8 (m) 
(Open Sun. Mat.) 
"20 Mln Chinatown" 
Bob Albright 
Joe Callahan 
Harland ft Rolllnson 
Maldie De Long 
Elsie Kramer Trio 

St. Pnnl 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun. Mat. ) 
The Savoys Co 
Golden ft West 
Geo Richards Co 
Sampson ft Douglas 
Colonial Cavaliers 

Seatfle 

ORPHEUM 
Andrew Mack 
Matthews ft Al Sbayne 
"Girl from Chicago" 
Wlllard ft Cain 
Irene Bercseny 
Harry DeCos 
5 Hursleys 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Lohse ft Sterling 
Fay ft Mynn 
Albert Leonard 
Herbert Frank Co 
Creighton Bros 
"Boarding House" 

PANTAGES (m) 
Edwin Ford Co 
Heras Family 
Jack Symonds 
La Bergere 
Ruth Chandler 
Davis Allen ft D 

Sontk Rend. Ind. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
"Man Girl A Game" 

2d half 
Tojetti A Bennett 
Vincent A Raymond 
Milton Dolly Noble 
Madelyn Sack 
.'1 Hedders 

Spokane 
ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat.) 
"Persian Garden" 
Bond A Benton 
Joe Jackson 
Burnham A T rwln 
Louis London 
Montambo A Wells 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Wilton A Merrick 
Elliott A West 
Hugh Herbert Co 
Dolly A Mack 
Thompson's Horses 

PANTAGES (m) 
(Open Sun. Mat.) 
Alexander Great 
Willie Zimmerman 
Harry Holman 
Glady's Splro 
Marks A Rosa 
Klein A Erlanger 



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fprlacflcM. 111. 

MAJESTIC (wva) 
Halton Powell Co 

2d half 
Chas Olcott 
Becker A Adams 
Bounding Pattersons 
Harvey DeVora 5 
6 Melody Boys 

Taroasa 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Van Cleve 4 Denton 
Fred H Elliott 
Vincent ft Lome 
Melody Monarchs 
Hal Stephens Co 
Natbal Trio 

PANTAQES (m) 
"Mother Goose Girls" 
Emll Hoch Co 
Browning A Lewis 
Martini A Trolse 
McPhee A Hill 

YaacoaTer. B. C. 

ORPHEUM (sc) 
Alvin A Kenny 
Julia Rooney 
Archer A Belford 
"Piano Bugs" 
Bowman Bros 
Willie Ritchie 

PANTAQES (m) 
Armstrong Co 
Beaumont A Arnold 
Makarenko Duo 
Frlscary 
Jewell A Jordan 

Victoria, 11. C. 
EMPRESS (sc) 
The Wheelers 
Barnes A Robinson 
Charlotte 
Agnes Lee Co 
Jimmle Britt 
Waaalajctoa. D. C. 

VICTORIA (n-n) 
Lung Chang Ylng 
Imperial Comedy 4 
Ravla Troy 
Bruce Dullett Co 



Marie Laurent 
Jules Manikins 

Waterloo, la. 

MAJESTIC (wva) 
Kaurmans 
Carlta Day 

Pool Room" 
Hager A Sullivan 
Hurt Delno Co 
2d half 
"Merry Mary" 




Wichita, Ki 

WONDERLAND 
PARK (m) 

(Open Sun. Mat.) 
Karsey's Myriophone 
Franklyn Gale Co 
Petite 81sters 
Dick Ferguson 
Roblson A LaFavor 



Churchill's installed an extra sized 
orchestra this week. It has 17 pieces 
and is led by Steinman, from Berlin, 
the leader's first appearance on this 
side. Eight acts are also on Churchill's 
Cabaret bill. 



Wlaalao** 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Bennett Sisters 
. oe Blrnea 
"Passenger Wreck?' 
Palace Quartet 
White's Animals 

Parts 

ETOILLE PALACE 
Vic A Lee 

2 Eldorado Girls 
The Delias 

3 Flying Wolkens 
Little Angelica 
Leon (wire) 
Mahatma 

Yvel, Dufleuve 
Yette Neva 
Laure Hetty 
Stlchel's ballet 

COLISEUM 
Dlavolo 

Minstrels Parsiens 
Steens 
Weyer 

Frauck A Salbo 
Kosarlo 
Toch A TarU 
Mile A Andre* 



SHOWS NEXT WEEK. 

NBW YORK. 

"ARIZONA" (Revival)— Lyric (4th week). 
"BLACK PATT1"— Grand O. H. 
"DAMAGED GOODS"— Fulton (4th week). 
"10LANTHE" (Revival)— Casino (2d week). 
"MY LITTLE FRIEND"— New Amsterdam 

(May 19). 
"PEG O' MY HEART"— Cort (23d week). 
"REPERTOIRE OF SKETCHES — Princess 

(11th week). 
"ROMANCE"— Elliott (14th week). 
"THE AMAZONS" (Revival)— Empire (4th 

week ) . 
"THE ARGYLE CASE" (Robert Hilllard) — 

Criterion (22d week). 
"THE HONEYMOON EXPRESS" — Winter 

Garden (10th week). 
"THE MASTER MIND" (Edmund Breese)— 

Harris (13th week). 
"THE PURPLE ROAD"— Liberty (7th week). 
"THE SUNSHINE GIRL" (Julia Sanderson) 

—Knickerbocker (16th week). 
"WITHIN THE LAW"— Eltinge (37th week). 
"YEARS OF DISCRETION'— Belasco (22d 

week ) . 



UNION HILL A LOSER. 

The Hudson theatre, Union HjII, 
N. J., operated by an "inside bunch" of 
the people connected with the United 
Booking Offices, closed its regular 
vaudeville season last Saturday to a 

big loss on the year. 

The Hudson is the principal "H. H." 
house of America. P. F. Nash has a 
little money in it and is worried con- 
tinually over the losses. Nash has been 
directing the Hudson bookings for sev- 
eral seasons. His position in the U. 
B. O. is thought influential enough to 
induce actors to work cheaply in order 
"to show" their acts, when they may 
be booked in other big time houses. 
Seldom does the act receive more than 
an unfulfilled promise, but even so the 
Hudson can't make money. 

Since the Orpheum, Jersey City, 
booked by Harry Shea, commenced to 
play two shows daily, the United- 
booked Hudson lost nearly all of its 
patronage. Mr. Shea didn't have all 
the big time behind him nor make 
promises to acts; he just put together 
a good show and it drew money, even 
from Union Hill (not a long way off). 

The actors who have to stand for 
Nash's "bulling" are hoping the Hud- 
son will play straight pictures next 
..season. It isn't likely, though, as pic- 
tures must be paid for. 



The Palais de Danse (Winter Gar- 
den) is unable to sell liquor on Sunday. 
r The Garden is without the required 
hotel accommodations for a wet Sab- 
bath. The law says ten regular rooms, 
giving the dimensions and the neces- 
sary furnishings. 



The dancing Cabarets in New York 
are classifying themselves. When first 
opening in the Metropolis the crowds 
in the ordinary dancing places along 
Broadway were quite classy. With the 
passing of time the patrons of the usual 
dancing cabaret floors have dropped off 
in quality, also in the expensiveness of 
the drinks ordered. Where wine was 
the popular beverage, it is now replaced 
by highballs and beer. But in the more 
exclusive "ballrooms" some of the res- 
taurants also maintain, the "class" is 
very high. Evening dress is called for 
to obtain admittance to the ballrooms. 
This is attracting the real people, leav- 
ing the dancing Cabarets to battle with 
the common herds. 



The "private dinner party" is beating 
the one o'clock closing law. At a few 
of the dancing Cabarets still open one 
must be O. K. in several ways to enter 
after that hour, but provided they are, 
the "private dinner party" does it. A 
couple of places in town are keeping 
open until any hour in the morning this 
way, although the old complaint that 
there is not much money spent after 
1 :30 is still heard. The one o'clock law 
is going to make house parties very 
popular this summer. It has started 
even now and may account in a meas- 
ure for the diminished attendance at 
the dancing Cabarets. In preference 
to being driven into the street at the 
behest of the police or the proprietor, 
house parties are gotten up and with 
the aid of a piano or phonograph 
dancing is prolonged as long as the 
neighbors don't object. The World 
Sunday printed a story the one o'clock 
thing had driven the dancers outside 
the city limits to the road houses, but 
the road houses have been and are do- 
ing only their usual business. They 
naturally draw more in warm weather 
than in cold. 



only now and then with his pretty little 
wife, who is quite some stepper her- 
self. Jack says he has all the dancing 
he wants teaching others. It's a full 
day's work getting him out on the floor 
once an evening. When the Hip show 
opened in London Jack went on and 
did a dance with Ethel Levey. It was 
a bear cat. The next day besides be- 
ing proclaimed the producer of the re- 
vue, Jack's name went up in the lights 
outside the Hip, along with Miss 
Levey's. In London now he is famous 
as a trotter, but didn't know it until 
one evening when dancing with Shirley 
Kellogg at the Hotel Savoy, the floor 
manager or president of the banquet 
party or whatever it was walked up to 
him and Miss Kellogg, presenting the 
couple with a silver cup for the best 
work of the evening. Neither knew 
they were competing, but accepted the 
cup, not wanting to offend the King. 
Mr. and Mrs. Mason sail for London 
May 21 on the Olympic. Jack is going 
to give his stage managing attention 
to the Hip shows. Mrs. Mason may 
go in a production over there under 
her stage name, Grace Garner. It is 
three or four years since she has ap- 
peared. 

At Lane's Cabaret on Westchester 
avenue* (Bronx) the Knights of Har- 
mony will celebrate the anniversary of 
Dick Jess, the originator of Cabaret 
carnivals, May 16 (Friday). The an- 
nouncements predict the appearance of 
?5 or more well known music pub- 
lishers, vaudeville and burlesque artists, 
including Rube Goldberg of the Even- 
ing "Mail." 

Jack Freeman and Billy Dunham have 
returned to vaudeville, opening in Phil- 
adelphia. 

Willie Solar is at Shanley's (43d 
street), replacing Victor Hyde in the 
bill. Mr. Hyde had a long run there 
and will take a vacation, probably re- 
turning to the Shanley's later. 

Tom Shanley, Jr., manager of Shan- 
ley's Cabaret, will be married June 10, 
sailing with his bride the same night 
on the Mauretania, for a honeymoon 
abroad. 



OBITUARY 

Georgi Phillips, wife of Goff Phillips 
and mother of Ruth Phillips, both in 
vaudeville, died suddenly May 8 at the 
Harlem Hospital, New York, after hav- 
ing been stricken with heart disease 
the afternoon of that day while at the 
Odeon theatre, where her daughter 
was playing. 



In one of the dancing Cabarets the 
other evening a woman weighing 250 
(if a pound) put it over everybody in 
the room, besides teaching several 
dancers new steps. As a raggcr she 
was there right. 



Jack Mason has been lightly doing 
the Cabarets since returning from Lon- 
don, where he staged the Hippo- 
drome's big success, "Hello Ragtime." 
The people at the different Cabarets 
recognize Jack quite frequently and 
wait to se^e him dance, but he doesn't, 



Roger M., a well known cafe enter- 
tainer in France, died April 27 in Paris. 
The deceased was middle-aged, and 
had created a style of performing which 
no one has succeeded in imitating. 

Marjorie Murphree, daughter of The- 
odore and Lena Murphree (Cole and 
Coleman), died in New York, May 6, of 
diphtheria, aged 5. 



COMPOSER ARHESTED. 

Atlantic City, May 14. 

F. Collis Wildman, whose engraved 
cards bear "Composer for the Gaiety 
and Empire Theatres. London," was 
arrested here last week as a suspicious 
person, after being found on the roof 
of a Boardwalk store, the skylight of 
which was found broken. 

Wildman, who knew the proprietor, 
was held for the grand jury. It was 
three days before friends interceded. 
James II. Hayes was retained to de- 
fend him. and Wildman released on 

hail. 

It is said Wildman wrote several 
songs, the best known of which was 
"My Pretty I >esdemona." 



Ethel Densmore (Bachen and Dens- 
more), the wife of Sam H. Bachen, re- 
cently died in Philadelphia. 

Hubert X. Stanley, brother of Ray- 
mond Stanley, died at St. Joseph's 
Hospital, Victoria, R. C, May 6. Ty- 
phoid fever caused his death. He 
leaves a father and mother, Chas. and 
Mae Stanley. 

Phil Staats, from vaudeville, died 
suddenly of heart failure in Baltimore, 
May 11. He is survived by a wife, 
who is in vaudeville as a "single act," 
under the name of Emeline Benner. 
Funeral service* were held from his 
late residence, 206 West 106th street 
May 13. 

Matt D. Leslie (Leslie and Patee), 
last seen in "Hogan's Visit" in vaude- 
ville, died May 1 in New York. The 
remains were interred May 3 in Wood- 
lawn Cemetery. 

Robert (Bob) Van Oaten died at St. 
Luke's Hospital, New York, May 9. 
Burial was at Fair Haven, N. J. The 
deceased had been a well known bur- 
lesque comedian for years, distinguish- 
ed for his "duck nose." He was about 
59 at death, and last appeared in "The 
Midnight Maidens" on the Eastern 
Wheel. He leaves a widow, Eva. Van 
Osten. 

Samuel Strauss, father of Albert 
Strauss, vaudevillian, died May 10 in 
Chattanooga. 

Maurice Evans, theatrical manager, 
and for the past three years of the 
Shubcrt forces, died suddenly at the 
Hotel Calvert May 13 of heart failure. 
He is survived by a widow. Funeral 
services were held Thursday at the 
home of his sister, Mrs. Wilton Lack- 
;ivc K>\ West 90th street. 



NOW BLOOM has site. 

It is mooted that Col Bloom has se- 
cured another theatre site on West 
42d street between Seventh and Kigiith 
avenues the plot 25x100 now occu- 
pied by the Bruce I'-rim !i on the Free 
Circulating Lihr.uy. ,idr> : i i 1 1 ■ ■ the Li- 
berty, and ruiit.'Mi:' ilwf'igh to 41st 
str<et, 200x200. 



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NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

Initial presentation, First [Appearance 

or Reappearance In or Around 

New York 



Lalla Selbini and Co., Union Sq. 
Delta Barrc and Co., Union Sq. 
Frankie Heath and Harry Le Van, 

Hammerstein's. 
Margaret Haney and James Scanlon, 

Hammerstein's. 
Hanlon and Clifton, Hammerstein's. 



John Barry more and Co. (3). 
"His Wedding Morn." 
16 Mins.; Full Stage (Interior). 
Majestic, Chicago. 

John Barrymore and Co. are play- 
ing "His Wedding Morn," the fifth 
episode from the "Anatole" series which 
he played at the Little theatre in New 
York and the Fine Arts theatre in 
Chicago. The incident following the 
others fitted in, and it was easy to 
follow the idea, but as a separate and 
distinct piece it is vague at times. "His 
Wedding Morn" was not the best of 
the episodes by any means, but was 
probably chosen for vaudeville because 
it contained the most action. The 
piece is reproduced exactly as at the 
Little theatre. Barrymore as Anatole 
gives his always finished performance. 

His class and popularity are all that are 
needed for vaudeville. Kathrine Har- 
ris (Mrs. John Barrymore) played 
Lona and did fairly with the part, al- 
though she did not altogether seem 
convincing. First-performance nerv- 
ousness may have interfered with her 
work. Arthur Johnson as Max passed 
through easily, having little to do, and 
Mr. Toms played the small role of the 
valet. The act at the opening per- 
formance seemed to be without a fin- 
ish. The audience followed the piece 
interestedly throughout but were left 
high and dry. Jack Barrymore is the 
inipoitant thing for vaudeville, and he 
was there in all departments. The epi- 
sode with Barrymore is quite enough. 
The house Monday afternoon was good 
but not capacity. It will take some 
headliner and some little time to bring 
back that Monday afternoon bunch to 
the Majestic after the shows of the 
past four months. Dash. 



Ray Fenton and Lads (2). 
Songs and Dances. 
14 Mine.; One. 
Fifth Avenue. 

This three-act is just a trifle better 
than the average of its kind, made so 
by Miss Fenton's excellent singing and 
the boys' excellent dancing. The trio 
are somewhat larger than the average, 
and the house seemed a bit awed when 
Miss Fenton cut loose with a well de- 
veloped voice and brought a ballad 
through to a big hit. In addition to 
this, she exhibited some regular clothes, 
not of the stereotyped spangled va- 
riety, that stamps a soubret as a sou- 
bret. The boys offered soft and hard 
shoe dances, both executed well, the 
large boy being especially nimble. A 
few changes helped the routine, and the 
three finished quite a hit in second 
spot. It should make good in this posi- 
tion on any bill. Wynn. 



Lord Kenneth Douglass Lome Mac- 
laine. 

Songs. 

17 Mins.; Five (Parlor) (6); One (11). 

# 

Hammerstein's. 

It was almost impossible Monday 
evening after listening to and looking 
at Lord Maclaine to believe the pro- 
gram when it said the Scotchman had 
entered vaudeville to ease off a load of 
$190,000 some of his ancestors had 
slipped over on him by holding down 
the old farm in Harrylauderville 
through plastering it full of mortgages. 
One would have preferred to accept a 
statement the Lord had wagered he 
could go through a vaudeville act with- 
out the theatre being wrecked. If L. 
K. D. L. M. is doing this on a bet, 
it's all right and it's funny. But if 
that $190,000 worth of mortgages is 
on the level, then the Lord will have 
to come across with a better reason, 
for he could not reasonably expect 
anybody to accept that, with his in- 
difference to publicity, a little thing 
like a mortgage could annoy his royal 
self. Still the Lord wore a pretty suit 
at the opening. It was blue around 
the top, looked like silk, and with the 
regulation trousers in Scotland which 
makes it necessary to wear warm 
stockings. Later Kenneth put on a 

sailor's suit, and even after that chang- 
ed clothes again. All this time Doug 
was singing. One song sounded sus- 
piciously like a number George Lash- 
wood employed. It was about "girls." 
Mac ought to be strong with the girls. 
His first suit could get him into a 
seminary after dark. He finished with 
"Monte from Monte Carlo." One of 
his selections was announced as writ- 
ten by Elsie Janis. No choice, the 
way Mac sung them. But the Lord 
drew in some money. No, perhaps 
Martin Brown did it. Anyway a box 
party knew both. Mac was applauded 
when he appeared. There may have 
been Scotch people present drawn in 
by curiosity. Bringing Brown back 
once more, it may be truthfully said 
Brown is a better dancer than Mac- 
laine but Maclaine is a better singer 
than Brown. Maclaine wouldn't have 
to sing any better with his near-tenor 
voice than he did Monday evening to 
beat Martin Brown singing any old 
time, but if Brown could show Mac a 
few dance steps in return for a part of 
his title, the Lord ought to be able to 
last through one performance at the 
Colonial Club. In a speech at the fin- 
ish Maclaine in acknowledging the re- 
ception remarked: "I didn't deserve it." 
At least he can tell his pals on the 
mortgaged lot when returning to Scot- 
land that he is the first "actor" on 
record who ever told the truth about 
a thing like that. Willie Hammer- 
stein can pick 'em. He got a Lord 
this time, but, Willie, change his name 
to Lord Save Us. Also tell him to go 
back to Scotland and either stay there 
or bring the estate over here so we 
can see it. It ought to be a good one 
to stand $190,000. That's more by $8 
than Martin Beck took over to Europe. 

Sime. 



Bob Finlay and Chealdgh Sisters, 

Singing and Dancing. 

16 Mine.; One. 

Union Square. 

Offering the usual stereotyped rou- 
tine of all three-acts similar in con- 
struction, Finlay and the Chesleigh 
Sisters found it hard going in second 
spot at the Square Monday evening. A 
light house made it doubly difficult to 
register with their poorly arranged rep- 
ertoire, one or two of the numbers 
having passed the hit mark weeks ago. 
The girls look well and because of this 
should dress with a little more taste. 
The present wardrobe is pretty at 
long range, but lacks the class one ex- 
pects and naturally looks for now from 
a sister team. To make it more bind- 
ing Finlay took it upon himself to de- 
liver a monolog during a change, and 
this glued up the offering complete. 
One of the Chesleighs sounded like a 
good "coon shouter," but didn't at- 
tempt any solo work of this kind. She 
should. Right now the act doesn't look 
strong enough for the time, but with a 
little polishing and a complete renova- 
tion of the song department, bringing 
the turn up to date for thi3 town, it 
might pass nicely. They could do a lit- 
tle more ensemble dancing, using one 
for a finale. But for the good of the 
country at large, Finlay should use a 
blue pencil on his monolog. 

Wgnn. 



NEW SHOWS NEXT WEEK 

Initial P re sen tation of Legitimate 
Attractions In New York 
Theatres 



M. Mykoff and Ada Vanity. 

Dances. 

12 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Union Square. 

Mykoff and Vanity, in the absence of 
the advertised headliner were evident- 
ly elected to substitute in that posi- 
tion, judging by the lobby display and 
an individual comparison of the re- 
mainder of the bill. The show needed 
a leader almost as much as it needed 
an audience. For this particular act 
the Union Square made a very poor 
exhibition ground. In fact for any act 
with any class the Square makes a 
bad showing point. Mykoff and Van- 
ity have a series of well arranged 
dances, the best being a sort of modi- 
fied "Apache" and "Texas Tommy" 
dance blended into one. Mykoff wears 
evening clothes and looks well. Van- 
ity's costume was pretty enough, but 
could be improved upon. A special 
drop of some kind would help the ap- 
pearance. At the Palace for instance 
this team would look big. At the 
Square they looked as good as the 
house and its surroundings would al- 
low. They scored the hit of the show. 

Wynn. 



"My Little Friend"— New Amsterdam 
(May 19). 

Martin Brown and Roszcika Dolly. 

Songs ad Dances 

13 Mins.; One (3); Full Stage (10). 

Hammerstein's. 

The gorgeousness of "The Merry 
Countess" mountings had a little some- 
thing on the soiled plush curtain Mar- 
tin Brown and Rosie Roily backed up 

their dances in the second portion oi 
the act by them at Hammerstein's 
Monday night The other surround- 
ings were also vastly different. The 
great applause hit Brown and the Dol- 
ly Sisters scored in the production at 
the Casino was not duplicated by 
Brown and one of the sisters in vaude- 
ville. After their dances some ap- 
plause was returned, most of it friend- 
ly, but they were far removed from a 
vaudeville hit. The couple's best dance 
was a Tango, in which Miss Dolly 
wore her most striking gown, or what 
there was of it. She opened in a 
white suit that had the skirt hugging 
her ankles so closely it did not look as 
though any steps could be taken with- 
out tipping herself over. The next 
dress was in vivid contrast. It was a 
pink affair, hanging like a nightgown 
and not at all pretty. The act opened 
in "one 1 ," perhaps to have the house 
become certain Martin Brown is no 
singer. It's a fact well known in musi- 
cal comedy circles. Later they went 
into a couple of the dances which in- 
troduced them to the ballroom scene 
in "The Merry Countess." For these 
they used also the music from that 
show. Where Martin Brown and Rosie 
Dolly are known they will draw busi- 
ness likely, to a greater or lesser ex- 
tent, but for a vaudeville act they can't 
reach some others who have preceded 
them in the twice daily, and don't im- 
press at all with the present cheap 
looking setting given themselves. This 
vaudeville engagement is a "flier" - 
doubtlessly and may be good enough 
in that way, although it will probably 
be costly in the vaudeville salary if 
they ever return again as a team. 

oiiae. 



Nokofru Trio. 

Songs. 

6 Mins.; One. 

Hamilton. 

The Nokofru trio comprises two 
men and woman who sing very well 
together. In fact this combination 
which got into vaudeville trim through 
some months of daily singing at Max- 
im's, runs slipshod over the majority 
of foreign warbling outfits which have 
surfeited the pop time of late. It's an 
Americanized act. The trio has abil- 
ity and can entertain. With the right 
spot on a big small time bill it can 
acquit itself with credit . Mark. 



Irving Goslar. 
Pianolog. 
11 Mins.; One. 
Fifth Avenue. 

Goslar and a grand piano held a spot 
in the center of the Fifth Avenue bill, 
and after going through four or five 
minutes just managed to skim past the 
danger mark by a hair's breath. This 
wasn't Goslar's fault, for he does his 
work well — as well as anyone could 
with a grand piano and four numbers. 
He looks good in evening clothes and 
has a bit of personality about him. 
His enunciation is perfect and his voice 
good. That's about all one could ex- 
pect. In an early spot on a big time 
bill he should do nicely. Getting down 
near the center of a bill, it's pretty 
rough going for anyone with nothing 
but a piano and four numbers. 

Wynn. 



VARIETY 



19 



Farber Sitters. 

Songs. 

One. 

Hammerstein'a. 

The Farber Sisters are at Hammer- 
stein's this week with a new act be- 
cause they have new songs. It's about 
time these girls and other singers in 
vaudeville, did just as they have done. 
Seemingly owned for stage purposes 
by a Chicago music publisher, the Far- 
ber Sisters were singing themselves 
out of vaudeville through employing 
only the published music from the Chi- 
cago concern. A few weeks ago Dash. 
in reviewing this act at one of the 
Chicago big time vaudeville theatres, 
called attention to their poor numbers 
and probably gave the cause as well. 
Coming into New York the Farber 
Sisters, with the exception of the first 
song, opened Monday with an attrac- 
tive routine of numbers that will put 
them over in any house in the coun- 
try. No two songs are from one pub- 
lisher. The girls appear to have been 
looking around this time and getting 
songs instead of costumes. The blonde 
sister has a "souse" number that when 
fully worked up should be a howl, and 
good enough for her to become iden- 
Jfied with it. She still appears afraid 
to let herself out as a comedienne, but 
what comedy is attempted by her does 
get over. The brunette sings very 
well and is a good "straight" for her 
sister. For the finale the girls did a 
neat dance and made a real hit in a 
hard spot for them, opening the sec- 
ond part, although it was much pre- 
ferable to the position they had at the 
matinee (following Sam and Kitty 
Morton after five o'clock). These mu- 
sic-publishing-paid-singers and those 
who sing for their costumes or stage 
sets might as well accept the object 
lesson the Farbers set forth. It's more 
advantageous to buy your own clothes 
or get a little from several publishers 
than to allow any one music firm to 
believe it owns you. For there isn't 
a music publishing house in the U. S. 
that can outfit a single, or a double 
with enough songs to hm up one act 
and make ft good. And when it isn't 
good all the way, the salary will com- 
mence to go back. With the salary 
moving rearward the singer or singers 
will move along. There are too many 
acts holding to certain . numbers 
because they are receiving money to 
sing them. Songs in popularity change 
too swiftly nowadays. Any quantity 
of turns have been singing ballads this 
season that deadened their acts, but 
they kept on singing them. Everyone 
but the audience knew why. Monday 
night at Hammerstein one song (not 
a ballad) was used in three acts. 
Whether the clothes of the Farber Sis- 
ters were made in Chicago or else- 
where, the girls presentd an extremely 
nice appearance. They no doubt are 
perfectly capable of selecting and pay- 
ing for their own costumes. Also if 
they continue as they have started this 
week they will either secure more 
money in vaudeville or a production 
than any music publisher would ever 
pay them. They made a hit by them- 
selves. No phalanx of music pluggers 
in the house to help them along, for 
they were using but one song from 
each publisher. The days of Belle 

Baker have passed away. 8ime. 



Smith, Cook and Marie Brandon. 
"A Little of Everything." 
18 Mins.; One and Two. 
Union Square. 

Here is the genuine makings of a 
great vaudeville turn if the trio will 
immediately jerk out the excess mate- 
rial, brush up the few little weak 
spots and quicken the action. It's 
good because it runs away from the 
groove of vaudeville trios, has an hon- 
est touch of real variety and offers a 
succession of laughs, laughs of a kind 
that a vaudeville audience always en- 
joys. Cook and Smith essay tramp 
characters, Smith handling a light 
straight and featuring his eccentric 
dance. Cook is his usual self, broad, 
clean and always funny. The routine 
carries a series of broad burlesque 
bits, the best being an "Apache" dance 
between Cook and Miss Brandon. This 
if so good and so much better than the 
balance of the offering, it should be 
arranged to allow the presence of 
Smith in some way and used for a 
finale. The violin bit falls, following 
the dance. The trio open with a song 
and dance, giving the turn a good 
start. Miss Brandon attempts a French 
dialect here which should be tabooed. 
Either slang or plain English could be 
substituted. Cook and Smith follow 
with a burlesque sharp-shooting bit, 
after the old Cook and Smith act of 
which this Cook was one of the orig- 
inals. Miss Brandon then goes through 
a toe dance. It was one of the hits of 
the turn. Besides it gave the neces- 
sary touch of class. At the Union 
Square the trio found it easy going, 
surrounded by a very mediocre bill. 
With a few weeks to work out the 
kinks of which there are very few, 
Smith, Cook and Brandon will be a 
standard comedy turn. W^nn. 



Harry Delson. 
"Piano-Act." 
11 Mins.; One. 
Hammerstein's. 

"No. 2" on the Hammerstein pro- 
gram Monday evening was too early 
for Harry Delson. He is a Cabaret 
entertainer, and made himself known 
ir the Times Square district through 
appearances at Miller's restaurant. It 

was 8.10 when Delson showed. The 
house was still filling up at 9 o'clock. 
In the afternoon Delson, 'in the same 
position, played before a much larger 
audience and did very big. Delson is 
a natural "nut." Tall and lanky, with 
a comedy face, he rambles on with 
songs and talk, finishing by walking 
into the orchestra, going up and down 
an aisle calling, "Chewing gum, five 
cents a package." At the matinee he 
walked out the front door. Neither 
the orchestra leader nor the stage 
manager knew whether he had con- 
cluded or not. In a better position on 
the Hammerstein bill Delson could 
have gotten over strongly. He ought 
to go anywhere, for his "crazy stuff" 
is really good. 



Sime. 



Hugoston and Brummer. 

Joggling. 

10 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Union Square. 

When an act of this particular kind 
manages to find its way to a big time 
house in New York, one naturally 
looks for a few redeeming features 
concealed somewhere. If Hugoston and 
Brummer have any, they left them in 
the dressing room Monday evening. 
As artillerymen they open with a bar 
or two or patriotic music working be- 
fore a few silk American flags, etc., 
and proceed to throw around a few 
cannon balls. A shell is also handled 
in a very crude way. For a finish one 
of the men catches a number of the 
cannon balls on his neck. Paul Con- 
chas or any of the other jugglers of 
this brand of material could take the 
whole outfit of Hugoston and Brum- 
mer and keep it in the air at one time. 
Lack of showmanship, a poor routine 
and no class will by the natural process 
keep this act on the wee small time. 

Wynn. 



William Lamps and Co. (4). 
"One Flight Up" (Dramatic). 
18 Mins.; Three (Interior). 
American. 

"One Flight Up" tells an old story. 
Ever since the days Adam saw Eve the 
question of a girl going wfong has 
been the topic of parental fireside dis- 
cussions. It's another one of those 
diamatic skits wherein the Tempter 
turns Reformer and turns back a miss 
who is out with a girl .friend just for 
the "fun of it." But never has the 
pop time seen it in the manner Lampe 
and Co. play it up. In a private dining 
room with other nooks and corners 
accessible to the occupants, Dan Hart- 
ley, rich, handsome, immaculate and 
with everything money can buy, is en- 
tertaining Amy Marshall, a married 
man and a girl friend of Amy's who 
is in for her first night out. Amy's 
friend anticipates an evening of inno- 
cent enjoyment. Hartley, a political 
boss and owner of women as well as 
men, finds the girl unwilling to ac- 
cept any of his designing hospitality. 
After a short scene he decides to send 
the girl home with a clean slate. Hart- 
ley bawls out his drunken friend, tells 
Amy where to get off and then gives 
the girl some parting advice. Lampe 
is Hartley and looks the part. At 
times Lampe takes himself too seri- 
ously and is inclined to essay stage 
heroics, yet the American Roof audi- 
ence "ate it up." The sketch for pop 
time is well acted. William Bonelli is 
in the cast. Mark. 



Johnson Trio. 

Gymnastic and Rings. 

8 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Cyc). 

New York. 

Three men in usual white gymnasium 
suits, with a very good routine of 
gymnastic and ring balances and evo- 
lutions. The combination tricks were 
effective, and all worked rapidly 
Hardly sensational enough to close a 
big time show. Jolo. 



La Velita and Stone. 
Songs and Dances. 
12 Mins.; Full Stage. 
American. 

Young man; young woman. Voices 
better than the average. Style of act 
runs to the Spanish conglomeration of 
costumes, castinets,- toreador make-up 
and terpsichorean routine, giving it the 
foreign touch one looks for on the 
pop time when any of the classical 
stiains issue from the orchestra pit. 
La Velita and Stone passed muster at 
the American. Mark. 



Lawrence Johnstone. 
Ventriloquist. 
16 Mins.; One. 
Palace, .Chicago. 

Lawrence Johnstone is not exactly 
new to vaudeville, having played about 
for several years, but this is practi- 
cally his first showing before a regular 
audience where all the authorities will 
have a chance to see him. Johnstone 
is finishing a tour of the Orphcum Cir- 
cuit here. There are still many tilings 
which he must learn in the matter of 
showmanship, but when it comes to out 
and out ventriloquism many of the 
others will have to bow to him. Using 
the single "dummy" after the modern 
ventriloquist idea, Johnstone does the 
drinking and the other tricks that go 
with it while working the figure. The 

material is not as strong as it should 
be, but the voice throwing is there, 
several notches beyond what we are 
accustomed to. As a rule, the show- 
manship and the tricks get the call 
over the ventriloquism, of which audi- 
ences know little, but Johnstone seems 
to be able to hold his audiences with 
his voice throwing and pulls out nice- 
ly as an applause winner. The ques- 
tioning and answering quickly, giving 
the effect of dummy and operator talk- 
ing at the same time, is splendid and 
very well done. The audience seemed 
to understand it was unusual. Arthur 
Prince first brought this quick-fire 
method of delivery to attention. There 
has been no other ventriloquist to use 
it here since. It is worth while work- 
ing up. As an encore Johnstone does 
an announcement made before the con- 
cert of a circus, doing it with a voice- 
throwing trick, and makes it effective. 
In making his preliminary announce- 
ment, however, the word "saw" should 
be substituted for "caught," which is 
purely a theatrical expression and not 
understood by the layman. Da$h. 



Williams and Dixon. • 

Talk. 

12 Mins.; One. 

American. 

One boy doing a dope type while the 
ether is a mixture of Rube and Ger- 
man, with horseplay as the chief in- 
gredient of the turn. The dope has 
planned a flimflam game, and in the 
end gets trimmed himself. The "nut 
stuff" of the dopey member got over 
nicely. Can get results on the pop 
circuits. Mark. 



Three Emersons. 

"Fun in a Turkish Bath" (Acrobatic). 

7 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Drop). 

American. 

The Three Emersons are attired as 
bathers, supposed to be enjoying them- 
selves in a swimming pool. One man 
attempts comedy. The other two, ap- 
parently Germans, perform a splendid 
routine with a njmbcr of hand-to-hand 
leaps capitally worked up. They use 
a springboard for most of the e<|iiili- 
bristic turns. The Emersons have a 
good act and ont that would pass in 
bigger company. For the finish one 
jumps from a springboard to the oth- 
er's head, maintaining a ^t.-nn' nv posi- 
tion without usinif hi, !.-.nds 

M'irk. 



20 



VARIETY 



IOLANTHE. 

With but two exceptions there was 
a rather sensible "first night" assem- 
blage at the Casino Monday evening 
to witness the revival of one of the 
less known Gilbert and Sullivan op- 
eras, "Iolanthe." The exceptions 
were a "souse," who laughed in the 
wrong places, and Eugene Kelcey Al- 
len, who talked all the time — even at 
intermission. 

"Kelcey," be it known, is an advertis- 
ing solicitor by day and a critic in the 
evenings. The fact that the publica- 
tion with which he is connected goes 
to press before its reviewers attend 
Monday night performances, in no 
wise debars "Kelcey" from being an 
"honest I am" critic. He comes to 
the playhouse armed with all the para- 
phernalia, i. e., an open-faced suit, a 
silver pencil and a wife. 

Before the curtain rose we had all 
been regaled with a most circumstan- 
tial account of how the Shuberts set 
about to corral a first night audience. 
The intricate inner workings of the 
Shubert executive offices were fully 
revealed. 

Finally the curtain rose, disclosing 
the fairy chorus. As they flitted and 
fluttered about the stage "Kelcey" 
surveyed them critically and decided 
judicially: "That's Hippodrome stuff." 

In due time the various principals 
appeared. As they stepped out their 
private lives were exposed with math- 
ematical precision. For instance, one 
of the little fairies was pointed out as 
"Charley — 's girl"; one of the princi- 
pals as "Jean — 's girl." We were also 
informed that Viola Gillette was 
George MacFarlane's wife; that De- 
Wolf Hopper was 61 years old, and 
when a shade of doubt was manifested 
at the last assertion, back came the 
response: "Well, pretty near. He has 
a son in the audience to-night, married 
and 26 or 28," By just what process 
of calculation "Kelcey" was enabled to 
figure Hopper at 61 because he had a 
son alleged to be 26 or 28, is his own 
secret. 

• In last Saturday's Evening Sun, 
Acton Davie? published and commented 
upon the very lengthy song that Hop- 
per would be called upon to render in 
"Iolanthe." Our own "Kelcey" saw 
the article and hence was posted. When 
Hopper started a solo in the first act, 
"Kelcey" felt called upon to announce 
we would now be regaled with that 
much talked about ditty. The fact 
that the song in question was not giv- 
en until the second act, in no wise 
disturbed the equanimity of the best 
posted man in show business. 

But the crowning speech came in 
the middle of the second act, when 
Arthur Cunningham's chief solo was 
being given. Here it is, verbatim: 
"That fellow's name is Cunningham, 
but I think he's a Yahooda — he's got 
all the scenery with him." 

As time wore on the "souse" sub- 
sided, but "Kelcey" did not. But, as be- 
fore remarked, the remainder of the au- 
dience was quite sensible, confining its 
applause and demands for encores to 
the numbers that genuinely deserved 
them. This was probably due to the 
absence of the "pluggers" and "boost- 
ers" from music publishing houses. 
In consequence the curtain fell at 10 .55 
after a most enjoyable evening. 

Most of those present were not very 



BRIGHTON. 

(Estimated Cost of Show, $2,700.) 

There's nothing new but the manage- 
ment. Handling the reins for summer 
in place of the late, lamented Dave 
Robinson is Sam McKee. Though the 
mercury was hovering dangerously 
close to the freezing point and cold 
breezes were blowing it was a big audi- 
ence which characterized the opening 
of the Robinson incorporated Saltwater 
opery house. 

The house may have contained paper 
and some of the acts may have padded 
up certain sections for commercialism 
but one would not blame Manager 
McKee in the least for doing some 
gratuitous distributing of ducats for the 
opening as there are a lot who would 
not venture near the ocean's edge on 
a cold, blustery night to see the best 
show in the world with admission and 
transportation thrown in. The open- 
ing was a success as far as the audi- 
ence was concerned. It's up to the 
weather to behave. 

The played up feature in the 
outside bills was that Bert French 
and Alice Eis dance, which ac- 
quired considerable publicity when 
they gyrated at Hammerstein's. After 
looking over "The Dance of Fortune" 
one wonders why some enterprising 
roncessionaire at Coney doesn't land 
'•m for the summer. Again burlesaue 
shows might go after this turn for a 
feature next season. 

Bell and Caron had the opening spot. 
There's nothing to the act but the 
man's acrobatics and he is forced to 
do some stalling between efforts. Six 
minutes would be sufficient. 

Frank Mullane got applause when he 
walked on. He sang his ballads with 
the lustre of yore and scored with his 
stories. The O'Brien-Havel Co. in 
"Monday" caused laughter. 

Gertrude Barnes carries everything 
from an advertising agent to house 
plants. Nothing has been overlooked. 
She has a pretty face, a becoming ward- 
robe and certain songs which do not 
help her very much. One in particular, 
the closing number, has long ago worn 
out its welcome on the street organs. 
Miss Barnes worked hard and re- 
ceived a bouquet. 

Chester's Canines De Luxe were en- 
tertaining. After intermission A. O. 
Duncan and his talking dummies 
showed. Duncan has chopped his turn 
advantageously. 

Charles and Fannie Van cut loose 
with their tomfoolery in "one" and 
brightened things up considerably. 
Maurice Levi and his Invisible Band 
closed. It was a dandy for the Brighton 
show and everyone stuck for the patri- 
otic finale. Mark. 



Tt; 



familiar with this opera, probably the 
least known of the famous string of 
Gilbert and Sullivan classics. It's 
well worth going to see — and hear. 
There are excellent vocalists, the bulk 
of the comedy is in the hands of no 
less popular a personage than Mr. Hop- 
per, and an excellent scenic and sar- 
torial equipment. Individual honors 
tright be legitimately credited to 
[tactically every one of the principals 
for one thing or another. 

Here's to the success of the "Io- 
lanthe'' revival — and the good health 
of the irrepressible "Kelcey." Jolo. 



BAMMEBSTEIN'S. 

(Estimated Cost of Show, $5,700.) 

"That's a good looking goat How 
much did you pay for it?" "I paid 
$4.99, the price was $5/' replied the 
comedian of the Four Entertainers. 
"Don't you smell something around 
here?" asked a member of the quartet 
to another. "Yes, I do" he replied. 
" So do I" said the third person in 
the act. "Well, it must be the scent 
off the coat." answered the comedian. 
And they told this one after eleven 
o'clock at night at Hammerstien's 
Monday. The Four Entertainers told 
others, just as good, and also sang all 
their songs including a solo. An act 
so near the close of a long show should 
be tickled to get on and off in a hurry. 
It's probably the "routine" though that 
does it. 

Geo. May, the orchestra leader, ap- 
peared without his full beard all day 
Monday, and looked like a chicken. 
None of the acts recognized him. One 
said "Hello, George," and then "Par- 
don me, I thought you were Mr. May." 
George replied "I am. Look," and he 
covered up his* face with his hands. 
Otherwise the (orchestra seemed all 
right. \s 

The program was a hard one to 
handle, containing much light entertain- 
ment not unsimilar, and with only one 
sketch, Valerie Bergere and Co. in 
"Judgment," a strong playlet written 
by the late Victor H. Smalley. Miss 
Bergere plays this piece splendidly, 
and closing the first part, held the en- 
tire house at tense attention. 

Several "names" were on the bill. 
Sam and Kitty Morton showed late, 
a little too late for their almost wholly 
talking act. They are doing the old 
first part from the turn of the Four 
Mortons, in same makeups, with both 
underdressed for a change into "swell" 
clothes at the finish. Mrs. Morton has 
some "swell" dress to display too. She 
looked awfully nice in it. Sam Morton 
did as much for his end. He put over a 
couple of jokes that sent the house in- 
to a yell, they concluding with a song 
and dance as they expect to do it ten 
years from now. Hope they do it fifty 
years from now, too. 

An act of much previous interest at 
"The Corner" was Jack Norworth and 
the Honeymoon Four. Without the 
Honeymooners, Mr. Norworth would 
be as good an act as he ever was alone, 
perhaps better but the present arrange- 
ment and people around him are all 
wrong. The finish is the only bit sav- 
ing the turn. It is the "Pinkerton De- 
tective" number with the enunicator 
attachments through the house used 
for a brief spell in "The Sun Dodgers" 
when Mr. Norworth was with the 
show. 

A comedy act early was Rube Dick- 
inson in his quaint character of a rube 
with talk and songs. He had to come 
back for several bows even "No. 5." 
The Farrell-Taylor Trio were "No. 4" 
and probably didn't like the spot. 
Harry Delson (New Acts) "No. 2" was 
too early also. Bert Lamont on the 
wire opened. 

Elizabeth Murray, held over from 
last week, came "No. 8," just after the 
Norworth turn, using the same songs 
from her first week and doing almost 
as well. The Farber Sisters (New 
Acts) changed places with the Four 



FIFTH AVENUE. 

(Estimated Cost of Show, $3,250.) 

With William H. Thompson heading 

the Fifth Avenue bill this week, the 

show runs well throughout, the early 

acts finding it tough going because of 

the slim crowd present before nine 

o'clock. Those who came late missed 

one of the best acts on the bill, Miss 

Leitzel and Jeannette, who opened the 

evening's business with a nifty trapeze 

and ring act. 

Getting down to the evening's hits 

one must include the headliner, for 

Thompson registered strong with "An 

Object Lesson," a skit by Frederick 

Sargent that deals with an old theme 

in a new way. It gives one a glimpse 

of Thompson as Thompson. There 

were two other rattling big hits in 
Devine and Williams and Lewis and 
Dody, the latter in next to closing 
spot, both acts working in "one." 
Lewis and Dody followed everything 
else and went them one better with 
their excellent bunch of patter and 
some good numbers. 

Devine and Williams, back from the 
west, have constructed one of the best 
two-acts in vaudeville, best because it's 
strictly original and so much different 
from the usual time-worn wheezes. 
The girl, plump, good looking and 
clever, made a great foil for Devine's 
comicalities, which included a medi- 
cated routine that mentioned the title 
of everything from salve to soothing 
syrup. Needless to say, they landed 
big and caused people to wonder why 
they haven't been around before. 

After Leitzel and Jeannette and Ray 
Fenton and Lads (New Acts) came 
"Slivers" Oakley and his pantomimic 
offering on a baseball game. "Slivers" 
could have been better placed, but, 
despite the early time, managed to get 
away nicely. Then came Irving Gos- 
lar and his pianolog (New Acts), to 
be followed by Mr. Thompson and 
Devine and Williams. The Bairds, 
one of the select few acrobatic turns 
which can command a place in the 
center of a big time bill, were an easy 
hit. 

R. H. Goldberg and his cartoons de- 
lighted the kids and the curious, but 
after the first look the novelty is off. 
His serial picture showing the experi- 
ences of the delicatessen lady who 
married a boob and went wrong for 
good clothes made a great finish. 
Measured up with the cartoon acts, 
Goldberg can take his place close to 
the top of the line. Wynn. 

Entertainers, much to their benefit, 
though it wasn't the best position for 
the young women. Martin Brown 
and Rosie Dolly (New Acts) were in 
the second half. Lord Maclaine (New 
Acts) got in the first section. Travilla 
Brothers and diving Seal just before 
the finish were liked on the return en- 
gagement. Most of the audience had 
departed by this time, few remaining 
to see the Juggling Barretts close the 
show. 

Hammerstein's was capacity Mon- 
day evening, with much "class" preserft 
in front. The orchestra filled up quite 
late, and the box office may thank the 
"names" this week. JBime. 



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WINTER GAftDEN. 

Sunday evening was real cool and the 

Winter Garden packed 'em in. Jule 

Delmar gave the crowd a first rate 

show. How he managed to do it after 

the police restrictions early in the 

evening only Jule knows. Dancing 

was ordered out, and there was no 

Gaby around to throw into a breach. 

Neither were Harry Fox and Jenie 

Dolly there, Miss Dolly having been 

taken to her sister's home the day be- 
fore, threatened with appendicitis. 

Al Jolson again closed the show. He 
is some little closer, too. Sunday 
night he sang a new song and told two 
stories at the opening of his turn. Lou 
Rosenberg, a well known man about 
town, and connected with Siegel- 
Cooper's, gave Al a "Yiddish" story 
while they were standing in the rear 
of the house. Jolson repeated it with- 
in ten minutes on the stage. Those 
present who understood the "Yiddish" 
in it were laughing until he was in the 
middle of his first song. 

Another huge hit was landed at the 
closing of the first part when Stella 
Mayhew, Billie Taylor and Clarence 
Harvey appeared together in the "table 
scene" from "Vera Violetta." It had 
been two years since the trio did it. 
Running over the dialogue once in the 
dressing room, they * went through 
without a miss, Mr. Harvey "feeding" 
Miss Mayhew for her "souse" bit and 
Mr. Taylor singing a new song he had 
been handed that afternoon. It was a 
good number, particularly fitting Mr. 
Taylor and Miss Mayhew (who joined 
in it), but Miss Mayhew balked at a 
"hell" line for herself. This discon- 
certed Billie for a moment and made 
an awkward exit for Miss Mayhew, 
but it's worth while to hear about one 
person on the stage who doesn't be- 
lieve an oath is necessary lor a laugti. 

Marjorie Lane, leading "A Honey- 
moon Express" number, started the 
performance. Marjorie looked very 
nice and did it well, but found she 
couldn't fit the card rack at the ride of 
the stage. That seemed to embarrass 
her for a moment, but it was Mar- 
jorie's, not the rack's fault. 

"No. 2" were D'Haven and Nice in 
their eccentric work. The boys tried a 
"cane dance" that had not been suf- 
ficiently rehearsed. It looks all right. 
Perle Merian sang a couple of straight 
numbers, then Robert Marks danced 
with a Miss White from the Cabaret 
upstairs. 

Fields and Lewis with their hansom 
cab act (without the cab) got in here, 
somewhat early for them, but did very 
big. Melville Ellis was an emergency 
turn and- also scored (n the next posi- 
tion, with the De Havens following. 

Grace LaRue opened after intermis- 
sion, singing only, the "Raggydora" 
number having been cut out. Charlie 
King and Ina Claire did a number from 
the show without dancing. Miss Claire 
held up the spot with imitations. Jol- 
son ended the second half, a record one 
for brevity, with but three acts in it. 
Doyle and Dixon were excused, also 
Adelaide and Hughes because of the 
necessary dancing in their turns. The 
"Sunday" troubles blew over a short 
while ago. The Palace is blamed for 
reviving it. Bime. 



UNION SQUARE. 

(Estimated Cost of Show, $1,550.) 

There were two essentials lacking 
at the Union Square Monday evening, 
both necessary to a big time vaude- 
ville bilK One was a headliner. Lalla 
Selbini was heavily billed last week, 
but Lalla was absent. This, together 
with the fact that a very mediocre 
program has been compiled for the 
house chilled the works entirely. The 
other absentee was an audience, the 
balcony being almost entirely empty 
Monday evening, barring a few agents 
down in a stage box, while downstairs 
the attendance was decidedly light. 

Of the eight acts programed, four 
were new and two practically unknown 
to the Square patrons. Wilfred Clarke 
and Co. and the Three Leightons were 
familiar faces. They scored their 
usual wallop despite the light attend- 
ance. The Leightons in a late spot put 
the final prop under the bill and saved 
it from the rocks entirely. "Frankie and 
Johnnie," their new number, the only 
new addition to the turn in several 
years, is a good successor to "Bill 
Bailey" and called for a brace of en- 
cores. 

Mr. Clarke with "What Will Hap- 
pen Next?" has been repeatedly re- 
viewed. The turn is going as well as 
ever and being away from the beaten 
path of comedy sketches, the farce 
looks good for a long life. 

Adler and Arline with their bur- 
lesque hypnotic offering, an excellent- 
ly arranged scheme to present a series 
of imitations were one of the hits of 
the almost hitless show. Adler's fa- 
cial expressions are a comedy study. 
His little partner, perhaps the best 
"straight" in vaudeville among the 
women is just as important as the 
other end of the works and could hard- 
ly be replaced in her position. Her 
opening "spiel," general carriage and 
all-around work makes Adler's success 
doubly apparent. It's a novelty, some- 
thing two-people acts seldom offer, and 
belongs where it is. 

The Five Martels closed the show in 
a cycle offering, original in every de- 
tail and carrying that touch of neatness 
that goes to make an act of this nature 
worth waiting for. The old fashion 
cycles are featured, one of the men 
impersonating a girl throughout. This 
was unnecessary for few were de- 
ceived. It's a splendid straight wheel 
act and makes a good closer. 

M. Mykoff and Ada Vanity, Hugo- 
ston and Brummer, Bob Finley and 
the Chesleigh Sisters and Smith, Cook 
and Marie Brandon who complete the 
program are under New Acts. Wynn. 



MAGICAL WORLD-TOUR. 

Chicago, May 14. 

Arrangements have been made by 
the Hugo Bros. Amusement Co. for 
a newly formed magical company to 
tour the world. 

Headed by Le Roy, Talmo and Bos- 
co, supported by ten other legerdemain 
artists, carrying 200 pieces of baggage 
and its own scenic and electrical equip- 
ment, the company will open in Cape 
Town. Chas. Hugo and Felix Blei will 
have charge of the tour. 

The Hugos at present have the An- 
nie Abbott show in Calcutta and the 
Wang Tung Co. in South Africa. 



AMERICAN ROOF 

The Schenck Amusement Co. was 
there Tuesday night in a box and sat 
through the entire show, which takes 
in the ill. song and the Pathe Weekly 
at the close. The artists knew the 
keepers of the slips were looking on 
and some of them stretched a few 
lengths. There were two minstrel 
acts and two "dope" turns with a ser- 
mony sketch sandwiched in between. 
Of course, there were acrobatics, a 
wire turn and a hodgepodge of songs 
and dances by the other acts. 

Le Velita and Stone (New Acts) 

opened, with Williams and Dixon 
(New Acts) the first comedy turn to 
show. The Three Emersons (New 
Acts) were "No. 3," with Leo Beers 
and his song and piano numbers in 
fourth position. Beers plays a little, 
whistles a little, sings a little and for 
the finish does a talkalog with the 
piano, playing popular song strains to 
finish out part of the conversation. 
Beers' style of act goes good on the 
Roof. Gaylord and Herron were on 
just before intermission and were the 
laughing hit of the first part with the 
familiar "On and Off" sketch. Bertie 
Herron had on her kidding clothes and 
caused laughter with her remarks about 
some of the folks out front. 

The Minstrel Four, sometimes billed 
differently, has been playing here- 
abouts for a long time. The four men, 
whose spring chicken days have passed, 
may never be recognized as the world's 
greatest quartet, yet the four apparent- 
ly have no trouble in getting all the 
pop time they want. They need some 
new songs and might try a new form 
of dressing, since those Colonial cos- 
tumes have been worn by the men for 
several seasons. 

William Lampe and Co. (New Acts) 
changed the atmosphere with its senti- 
mental construction, while the next 
step was from the sublime to the 
ridiculous, when "A Night in China- 
town" followed. This is the old Mat- 
thews and Ashley turn, done by two 
newcomers to vaudeville. It was voted 
a hit, both boys acquitting themselves 
with credit. The men must follow 
former traditional lines, but they could 
get newer song parodies. 

Lena Pantzer closed with her tight 
wire feats. Mark. 



NEW YORK. 

A careful scrutiny of the bill at the 
New York for the first half of the 
current week fails to disclose any hid- 
den virtues. True, there is John T. 
Kelly and Co., in an act from the big 
time. Kelly is supported by a com- 
petent cast and the act is played as 
well as he ever presented it in the 
two-a-day. Texico does a series of 
dances from Spanish to Hindoo panto- 
miming, with plenty of "go" and a 
little talent. When the dancer re- 
moves the wig and reveals that it is 
a man, there is considerable surprise. 

The remainder of the bill comprises 
more quantity than quality. Jonathan 
Keefe gets little out of "rube" paro- 
dies. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Thome and 
Co., with their perennial sketch, merci- 
fully shortened, revealed the calibre of 
the audience, which was amused at the 
ancient skit. 

The DeCosta Duo, a pair of male 
xylophonists, have a kind applause fin- 
ish with stereopticon slides of presi- 
dents, past and present. Bryant's Con- 
gress of American Girls, a man and 
twelve girls, also have a patriotic con- 
clusion made up of the flaunting of 
our flag. The girls are poorly sized 
and crudely drilled. Cabaret Trio, a 
rathskeller act, did little until one of 
the boys essays a sentimental ballad. 
That settled it. Johnson Trio (New 
Acts). 

At nine o'clock Tuesday evening the 
New York was packed, with many 
standees. Jolo. 



116TH STREET. 

Seldom, If ever, has Mr. Saze succeeded 
fn Retting more than one house a night at his 
HGth street temple of the vaudeville art. Of 
late he has cut his show down to four com- 
paratively cheap turns, his musical stock or- 
ganization and pictures. Thursday evening of 
last week, up to nine o'clock — with no pos- 
sible prospect of any further patronage — he 
had less than half a house In the matter of 
attendance. And In the face of this condition 
Mr. Saxe found It expedient to n*pcat no less 
than three of his films within the period of two 
hours and before the full vaudeville strength 
of his show was offered. There could not pos- 
sibly exist any reason for putting on "a 
chaser." The final real duplication was 
flashed Just before the Htar turn — the Hacket- 
Morgan Stock Co., now a local favorite with 
his audiences. 

The vaudeville portion of the show opened 
with Frank Pnlmer, a monolo^istlc cartoonist. 
His work consists mostly of outline drawings 
and a good line of chatter only fairly well de- 
livered. 

The other three turns are Casey and Smith. 
La Jolie Deodlma, Florence Timponl (New 
Acts). 

Mr. Saxe books h's n< •* through the U. B. O. 
Family Department. He might pay a visit 
to his nearest eornp'-titor, the Mt. Morris, and 
have a look at th«- regular shows being pre- 
sented there, book* d through the Loew office. 

Jolo. 



HAMILTON. 

Business continues b4gv Divers manager* 
are watching this big bouse. They would 
welcome a drop In the receipts. Why? Be- 
cause it's built right for stock purposes and 
has a stage big enough to accommodate such 
a policy. Two stock men who have made that 
policy pay in various cities would like nothing 
better than to plant stock at the Hamilton. 
But with the crowds flocking there to see the 
vaudeville show It doesn't look as though out- 
siders have a chance. 

The hot weather may help the stock man- 
agers, but It's doubtful. The Hamilton Is 
building up a clientele that is sticking In all 
kinds of weather. Incidentally one cannot 
overlook the long picture display given In con- 
nection with the regular variety program. 

The photoplay Is being Improved at the 
Hamilton. As the uptowners are fond of both 
the serious and the comedy films ths addi- 
tional Interest in the first runs should help 
business when the dog days hit upper Broad- 
way. 

The bill the latter half of last week gave 
big satisfaction. While It ran to the music 
thing the Hamlltonlans appreciated It greatlv 
and each act was applauded. 

Elverton and his batons opened. Club 
swinging acts of this nature are somewhat 
antedated. Elverton should cut out all stall- 
ing and work up more business with the gun. 
He needs a newer and better finish. 

The Dolly Sisters (no kin to the Dollv 
twins) made an excellent impression with 
songs and music. The shorter has a splendid 
voice. The girls look well and give a good 
account of themselves. A neat and effective 
act for any pop bill. Harry Brown and Co. 
caused much laughter. The act needs short- 
ening more than anything else. The girl had 
such a severe cold that she could hardly talk. 

The Ten Royal Moscows and Nokofru Trio 
are under New Acts. "Fun In a Cabaret" Is 
not a Cabaret act of the musical tabloid nature 
but Is a pantomimic acrobatic turn which 
scored at the Hamilton. Mark. 



McGIVENEY SAILING. 

Owen McGiveney, the English pro- 
tean artist, will leave America June 11, 
sailing on the Mauretania. His for- 
eign contracts call for his appearance 
at Oxford, London, June 23. Several 
English contracts were set back in or- 
der that McGiveney might complete the 
remainder of United Hooking Offices 
time booked for him. 

This week McGiveney is playing 
Keith's Boston, returning here to open 
at the Palace next week as part of the 
Bernhardt bill 



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The first contract issued by the new 
JONES, LINICK * SCHAEFER AGENCY was to 





At highest salary ever paid a "single" in the Jones, Linick & Schaefer houses 

Opened Monday at Wilson, Chicago, to RECORD BUSINESS, beating his own record 
there of a year ago. Eight to ten numbers demanded at each performance. 

Unquestionably the greatest drawing card 
that could have been secured for the Chicago theatres. 






WEEKS MAY 19-26— WILLIARD, CHICAGO 



CORRESPONDENCE 

Unlet* otherwise noted, the following reports are for the current week. 



CHARLES J. FREEMAN 

(DASH) 
. In Charge 



CHICAGO 



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MAJESTIC (Lyman B. Glover, mffr. ; agent, 
Orpheum Circuit). — The effort to put a food 
■how at the Majestic seems to be there In 
this week's trame-up, but It has been an 
effort wasted. The show looks big; on paper 
and that's the way It plays, big. It Is heavy 
and does not contain one-quarter enough com- 
edy to offset the high class operetta of Kallsz 
and Stone, the heavy music of "Svengall" of 



Lambertl's and the classy sketch of John 
Barrymore and Co. Amelia Stone and Ar- 
mand Kallsz' act has been seen quite often 
now, and Is becoming too familiar. They are 
placed very badly here following the pic- 
tures with a long wait between, but they man- 
aged to pass. The house was tired at this 
time and only four numbers had shown. Mr. 
and Mrs. Jack McGreevy followed, and were 



the one comedy item on the program. The 
McGreevys cleaned up. It about saved the 
Majestic bill from toppling over. The Mc- 
Greevys are one of the acts that are going 
to be in demand next season and their sal- 
ary should go well up In accordance. Vaude- 
ville needs and must have laughing acta and 
this is a sure-fire one. John Barrymore and 
Co. (New Acts) went through nicely, al- 
though many were not aware what It was all 
about until half finished, and then a mlxed-up 
curtain killed the finale. Paul Morton and 
Naomi Glass were next to closing and passed 
through nicely. The house was very restless 
by this time. Some who had evidently come 
to see Barrymore only left, although no one 
could have been blamed for leaving, for al- 
though the show runs two hours and fifteen 
minutes, it seems like four hours. Under the 
circumstances, the Morton-Glass act did 
splendidly. It is a vaudeville act and that's 
what vaudeville audiences seem to want. Four 
Cliftons, a good-looking posing and acrobatic 
turn, closed with many people marching out 
The show was opened by Gere and De- 
laney. skating, that passes for the position. 



Billy Rogers, an Imitator of musical Instru- 
ments, etc.. passes second. Just a turn of Its 
kind. Personality stands Roger* in good 
stead. The act would find trouble even early 
on the regular big bills. DASH. 



PALACE (Mort Singer, mgr. ; agent, Or- 
pheum Circuit). — The Palace show again out- 
does the bill at the Majestic, although on pa- 
per It Is not nearly aa Imposing. The show, 
however, Is not a great one by any means and 
Is very slow In getting started. A little dif- 
ferent arrangement might have helped. Wllla 
Holt Wakefield might have been used nearer 
the center of .the bill, shifting about with 
Conlln, Steele and Carr, even though the lat- 
ter had to follow Rock and Fulton or Rock 
and Fulton might have been placed next to 
closing. An arrangement better than the one 
used could have been found. Rock and Ful- 
ton are the headllners and live up to It The 
couple did splendidly. Everything went with 
a bang. The French drama la an exquisite 
bit of travesty. Maud Fulton's work in this 
is a delight. After seeing Bernhardt, whom 
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Late feature of Lasky's "The Love Waltz" and "At the Waldorf." Have worked twenty weeks in New York this season, 

Booked solid until April 1914. Direction: J> H ELXW and 



comedy bit, it is almost a good Impersona- 
tion. Several encores were indulged In after 
the usual routine, and all caught continued 
applause. Miss Wakefield caught a hard po- 
sition, next to closing; it was too late for the 
quiet high class material of the pianologulste, 
but even at the handicap, she did surprisingly 
well and the audience would not let her away 
until she had given them "He's My Pal." 
Conlin, Steele and Carr again demonstrated 
that you cannot beat a vaudeville act In a 
vaudeville theatre. The trio had a sweet po- 
sition, but they would have done as Well 
anywhere and they caught a big applause and 
laughing hit, running second only to Rock 
and Fulton. The show was beginning to fade 
when the ginger trio started things a rolling, 
and they just lifted It right up again. Wil- 
liam Hawtrey and Co. are playing a version of 
"The Old Firm." The theme is a trifle out 
of the ordinary, and for this reason attracts 
attention. The story Is not particularly well 
knit or coherent, however, and but fairly well 
played. It got over mainly through the In- 
dividual work of Mr. Hawtrey. James H. 
Cullen did very well, although he did perhaps 
a trifle too much. Five Juggling Mowatts 
started the bill in a lively manner and had 
they been the real openers of the bill instead 
of the act that followed the pictures, the 
whole show would have looked differently. 
The applause received by the Mowatts was 
surprising, considering the position. A posing 
act called "A September' Morn," closed the 
show and held the attention nicely. There 
were very few that left, even though the 
show ran much later than the usual Palace 
programs. The September Morn was a bit of 
a fllv, because the censor committee insisted 
that a September Morn should be draped with 
a veil. Lawrence Johnstone, "No. 2, New 
Acts. DASH. 



EMPRESS (Harry Mitchell, mgr.; agent, 
8-C). — The Sunday night audiences at the 
Empress kept Manager Mitchell very close to 
the Job. The house held two capacity crowds 
In the evening, and was very well filled at the 
matinee. The show looked somewhat better 
on paper than It 'worked out. Bills costing 
less money have given better satisfaction as 
an entertainment. The house was rather In- 
clined to be cold, and Judging from the man- 
ner in which they received the acts, the South 
Blders know pretty well what they want and 
are discriminating. Frances Clare and Guy 
Rawson with their tabloid, "Just Kids," catch 
the big lights In front of the theatre. Their 
act, which Is closing the show, pulls the en- 
tertainment up to regulation heights. As a 
"girl act" (now called "tabloids") the Raw- 
son and Clare affair has nothing to fear from 
any act playing any of the circuits. The Idea 
of all kids is bound to please every- 
one. The cleanliness and daintiness make 
it a rare vaudeville specialty. Fran- 
ces Clare is a great stage kid. There has 
been no better seen for the real 11-year-old 
girl type, and she sticks to the character 
throughout. Oreatly Improved in both sing- 
ing and dancing. Miss Clare makes an at- 
tractive picture outside of her work. Her 
popularity with the audience was almost Im- 
mediate. Guy Rawson has gone ahead with 
the new offering. His comedy efforts done 
legitimately along quiet lines reap splendid 
rewards and the act gains big value from 
Its laughing qualities. The girls are a good- 
looking lot who work as though they meant 
It and easily surpass anything that has been 
seen In vaudeville In the concerted work. 
Grace Cameron, along with Rawson and Clare, 
gained the honors of the evening. In char- 
acter work Miss Cameron shows to best advan- 
tage. The audience liked her Immensely In 
her comlo numbers. The travesty prima 
donna and melo heroine are especially well 
done and received big returns. The straight 
number with the man In the box Is not up 
to the mark and Is not needed by the singer. 
The Eva Tanguay song at the opening starts 
her off well. The Losano Troupe, a wire act, 
caught the centre of the bill, a very Impor- 
tant spot for the act. The work Is of the 
usual sort. Properly costumed, the act should 



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be able to hold them at attention In closing 
position. It is not unusual enough to be 
placed in the centre of the bill, although the 
arrangement at the Empress this week was 
the best that could have been devised from 
the makeup. Roberts, Hayes and Roberts did 
fairly well at the opening. Some "fly" com- 
edy got over, although this portion of the act 
seemed too long drawn out. The foundation 
for a good comedy number seems to be there, 
but it will need bringing out. Hal Morritt 
did not do any too well In "No. 2," although 
he passed. The drawing and tails are much 
the same used by him for some time past. 
Harry Leander and Co., which means Harry 
Leander and a female assistant, gave the show 
a good start with comedy cycling. Leander's 
one wheel work is good and the act fits in 
well as an opener. DASH. 

CORT (U. J. Herman, mgr.).— H. B. War- 
ner in'The Ghost Breakers." 

GARRICK (Asher Levy, mgr.). — "When 
Dreams Come True." Business continues big. 

OLYMPIC (.Ray West, mgr.).— Pictures. 
Business picking up some. 

McVICKERS (George C. Warren, mgr.). — 
Big, with pictures. 

POWERS* (Harry J. Powers, mgr.). — 
"Money Moon," at reduced prices; future un- 
certain. 

PRINCESS (Will Singer, mgr.).— William 
Collier in 'Never Say Die," doing nice, even 
business. Will run until July 1. 

FINE ARTS (Albert Berry, mgr.).— Edith 
Wynne Matthtson in "The Necessary Evil." 
• ILLINOIS (Will J. Davis, mgr.).— Blanche 
Ring, in "When Claudia Smiles," length of 
run depends on weather. 

VICTORIA (Alfred Spink, mgr.).— Sarah 
Padden in "The Third Degree." 

CROWN (Alfred Spink, mgr.). — "Romance 
of the Underworld." 

NATIONAL (John Barrett, mgr.).— "The 
Yoke." 

IMPERIAL (Klimt A Qassola, mgr*.).— 
"Mother." 

RIVER VIEW.— Hand and His Band and 
other attractions. 

GT. NORTHERN HIP. (Fred Ebbets, mgr.). 
— Circus and vaudeville. 

G. O. H. (Harry Ridings, mgr.). — George 
M. Cohan In "Broadway Jones." Business 
holding up well. 

Harry Kranz, formerly A). White and 
Harry Krans, Is now a full-fledged music fel- 
low. He Is Ted Snyder's first aide de camp 
In the Waterson-Berlln-Snyder concern. 
Harry and Ruth (Mrs. Krans) have taken a 
flat on the North Side and It looks like Chi- 
cago for Harry for life. 



It Is reported the Willard will take on a 
picture policy for the summer. The house 
has never done this before, but the big busi- 
ness the many first-class picture houses are 
doing in the vicinity has decided the manage- 
ment on this course. 



The Jones. Llnlck A Bchaefer agency has 
annexed the Wilson theatre. Belolt, to Its 
chain for next season. The house will simply 
be booked from the office. 



HUdlng Anderson Is the new leader of 
"When Dreams Come True," now running at 
the Garrlck. 



Foster Moore, out ahead of "Baby Mine," 
middle west company, returned to town this 
week. He will remain In Chicago over the 
summer and will next season go out for W. A. 
Brady again. 



Sant Ella has Joined the Coccla and Amato 
"Apple of Paris" act. The turn will probably 
catch a full Orpheum route starting here. 

John Carney hnH bnn engHKfd as principal 
corm-illun for tlm tubloldrt to bo produced by 
flHsa and Woolfolk on tbo const during th«« 
coming summer. 



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COLUMBIA (Gottlob, Marx A Co.. jngn.; 
K. & E). — Frances Starr in "The Case of 
Btcky": looks like a healthy two weeks' 
engagement. 

CORT (Homer F. Curran. mgr. ; Shuberts). 
— Eddie Foy In "Over the River"; opening 
week of what promises to be a successful 
fortnight's engagement. 

ALCAZAR (Belasco & Mayer, mgrs. ). — 
Chas. Waldron and Madeleine Louis in dram- 
atic stock. 



General Manager Sim Harris of the West- 
ern States Vaudeville Association has ap- 
proved and O. KM the architect's plans for 
the remodeling of the Adolphus theatre, Los 
Angeles. It is announced work on that Im- 
provement will bo commenced Immediately. 
Rechristi-ned the Hippodrome, the house with 
its greatly increased seating capacity Is ex- 
pected to reopen about July 4. 

Julius Steger managed to signalize the 
opening of his visit here at the Orpheum last 
week by registering a clean hit in his dram- 
atic playlet. "Justice." 



After being revived and amended so as to 
eliminate some of the very features that pre- 
vented Its passage when originally Intro- 
duced, the Kehoe "Sunday rest" bill has 
again been consigned to the "pigeon hole" 
oblivion with a lot of other equally sense- 
less progressive measures. As a consequence, 
theatre managers throughout the state can 
now relax their vigilance at the Sacramento 
capltol. 



The police committee of the Board of Su- 
pervisors is conducting an Inquiry In which 
Chief of Police White is expected to explain 
why he permitted people to stand in the 
lobby of the Republic theatre In violation of 
a city ordinance. When called before the 
committee to explain their reasons for the 
alleged violation, representatives of the thea- 
tre are said to have claimed that It had 
been done with the knowledge of the chief. 
Complaints were also heard concerning al- 
leged aisle overcrowding at the Graumans' 
Empress. Representatives of the latter house 
are quoted for saying that only when the 
theatre was being emptied and filled be- 
tween shows was there any semblance of a 
violation. 



According to the late advance notices given 
out of the press department of Idora Park. 
Oakland, June 1 has been set as the exact 
date of the opening of the musical comedy 
season at that resort, and "The Twins" Is to 
be the Initial bill. Mlndell Kingston, widow 
of John W. World. Is to essay the role of 
the "Yama Yama Girl," while George Ebner. 
who played Tom Stanhope in the Galtes pro- 
duction, will be seen in his original part. 
Th»» company also includes Hazel Folsom and 
Alf Goldlng. Other plays that are scheduled 
for production Include "The Broken Idol," 
"Time, Place and Girl," and "The Red Mill." 



Mrs. Ella Herbert Weston has returned 
from her recrontlon trip to Southern Cali- 
fornia and is again In charge of the booking 
Bluets of the W. S. V. A. 



After closing her eastern tour on account 
of sickness in her family. Hazel Edwards is 
playing the pop vaudeville theatres in this 
city. 



Nat C. Goodwin and his supporting com- 
pany, evidently falling to Interest theatre 
goers of the coast citlos in the "Oliver 
Twist" revival, are reported to have closed 
May 10 at Seattle. 



Mrs. Anita Fallon Malone, formerly an 
actross and at one time a well-known Cali- 
fornia beauty, has petitioned the Superior 
Court hen> for the guardianship of her 
mother and the control of a million-dollar 
family estate. a lat<» supplemental petition 
charges her brother. Alfred Fallon, with un- 
due hypnotic Influence over their mother in 
mldltlon to a lot of other allegations of Ir- 
regularities. The petitioner Is said to have 
been best known years ago in this country 
»x an Interpreter of Shakespearean roles. 



A unique production of the miracle play. 
"Abrahnm and Isanc," and also scenes from 
"Twelfth Night" were given in the open and 
on the summit of Mt. Tamalpals, Just across 
the Golden Gate from here. May 4. under the 
direction and auspices of the Marin County 
Promotion League. The artistic success of 
the venture is said to have been so great 
and the public Interest so generally keen 
thnt a movement Is now on foot to mak*» It a 
regular annual event. 



T>r. r. Baccarat, an Algerian amusement 
promoter, prominently Identified with the 
lending expositions of the Inst couple of de- 
rmics. In the way of directing the "Streets 
"f Cairo" and other oriental exhibits, Is 
■'• tlveiy f.ngm'pil hero now In the promotion 
<m t ~irui!;ir rnncrsslon for the world's fnlr 
in ms 



city. The bulletin seta forth that the pro- 
posed Exposition Is nearly one year farther 
toward completion than any previous world's 
fair has been at the same time from its 
opening day. and that the original prbmlse 
of the president of the board of directors to 
the effect that the buildings will be In readi- 
ness a full year before the opening date and 
the Exposition completely ready to the last 
detail on the day that the gates are opened, 
appears certain of fulfillment. More than 
6.000 applications for concessions have been 
filed, it Is reported, and the concessionaires 
who have already been granted licenses to 
exhibit, have entered Into contracts Involv- 
ing more than $2,500,000 for the erection of 
their various buildings and the preparation 
of their attractions. 



Irving C. Ackerman has recovered from an 
indisposition that recently kept him con- 
fined to his home for several days. 



While appearing here last week at the Or- 
pheum. Henry E. Dixie was named as de- 
fendant In a civil suit for $230 that is re- 
ported to have been Instituted In behalf of 
the Pat Casey Amusement Co. The suit Is 
understood to have been brought for the 
purpose of satisfying a claim for booking 
fees. 



Lester Fountain Is back on the Job in the 
amusement department of the Portola-Louvre. 
following his return home from his booking 
trip to the east. It is understood, too, from 
a pretty reliable source that Fountain had 
been back but a short time when he made 
the surprising discovery Influences headed by 
a certain discredited local booking agent had 
been at work during his absence In an at- 
tempt to undermine him as the Portola- 
Louvre booking chief. That the well-con- 
cocted scheme failed of its purpose is prob- 
ably due more than anything else to the 
strength of confidence that President C. O. 
Swanberg of the Portola-Louvre company evi- 
dently reposes in the manager of his book- 
ing department. Before the latter took out 
a booking agency license, the Portola-Louvre 
was pretty good picking for the agent now 
suspected of having tried to hand Fountain 
the "double cross." 



Raymond Teal filled here at the Empress 
last week In place of Alfred Kelcy. who re- 
ported on the sick list. 



Agnes Kayne Is "splitting" here this week 
at the Victoria and Lincoln .theatres for the 
Western States Vaudeville Association, fol- 
lowing the conclusion of her special eight 
weeks' engagement in the coast houses of the 
Sulllvan-Consldlne Circuit. Next week she 
will start on a Bert Levey circuit route down 
the San Joaquin Valley and so on back 
toward her home In the middle west. 



Ralph Emrey Is the first act to be booked 
out of here for the Brennan-Fuller Austra- 
lian circuit by Representative Jules Simpson. 
since the latter's return to America. Ermey 
sailed May 6 (Ventura) for 8ydney. 



The officio 1 monthly news reporter of local 
No. 21, T M. A . says that Max Fogel and 
William G. Rusk have recently concluded 
their road engagement with the Kolb and 
Dill show and are back in town again. Mem- 
ber George Habernack. property man of the 
Princess theatre. Is said to be contemplating 
a second high dive Into the matrimonial sea 
with a young San Francisco belle. Several 
T. M. A.s were here a couple of weeks ago 
with the Sells-Floto circus and were enter- 
tained by th*» "local." The latter is con- 
tinuing to pull hard for the. National T. M. 
A. Convention to be held here during the 
exposition In 1915 and seem to think that 
their chances of getting It are splendid. The 
regular monthly meetings of No. 21 are held 
on the second Tuesday. 



Lillian Edgar, an actress holding forth In 
Oakland, caused the arrest May 7 of Frank 
Breauscombe. a Nevada mining man residing 
in the former city, on a charge of having 
forced his attentions on her for a prolonged 
period. Breauscombe denied Hhe *"*oree" 
part of the accusation, but admitted he had 
sought the acquaintance of the girl. An im- 
pressive fine Is expected to be Imposed on the 
alleged masher. 



Phylls McDonald, a Cabaret entertainer in 
an eating place on Ellis street, this city. Is 
reported to have attempted suicide May 8 In 
her room at 1733 Geary street, through the 
medHim of a draught of poison. She was 
takpn to the Central Emergency Hospital In 
nn ambulance, and antidotes were adminis- 
tered with but a small chance for recovery. 
A quarrel several days previous with a sweet- 
heart, who Is said to have subsequently de- 
serted her. Is alleged to have been the direct 
cause of the attempt at self destruction. 



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Tli" ••xplnitat |i»n division of the Panama- 
1 '" ifv intc riuitlonal Exposition hns Just re- 
- n'lv issued the second regular Information 
■..ll' tin. telling of the progress of the work 
< . tho Exposition site at Harbor View, this 



Edna Loftus. erstwhile London music hsll 
singer and wife of Wynne O'Connor, the Eng- 
lish Jockey, and later on known In this coun- 
try and particularly hpre on the Coast as Mrs. 
Harry Rhelnstrom. wife of the scion of a 
wealthy family In Cincinnati, was released 
May 8 by the Federal authorities at Angel 
Tsland. where she had been detained a few 
weeks subject to deportation to England on 
the grounds of being an undesirable alien. 
Her attorneys took the successful stand that 
as the lawful wife of young Rhelnstrom, she 
w.ns exempt from the deportation laws. The 
authorities at Washington are said to have 
t'Von the same view of the case. When ar- 
n «»rd liv the Immigration bureau officers. Miss 
T.oftns Is said to have been financially Inter- 
ested |n a resort in this city, where she was 
known as Ethel O'Connor. When released 
hv the authorities, she was quoted as saying 
that It Is her intention to shortly return to 
her native country. Rhelnstrom Is said to be 
the Inmate of a sanitarium In this state. 



Challenge 

As there baa been considerable knocking 
of our act by other dancers and would-be 
dancers, on behalf of 

THE 
FRASERS 

CHARACTER NOVELTY DANCERS, now 
finishing their season of 87 weeks as Principal 
Dancers at the NEW YORK HIPPODROME, 
and SPECIALLY ENGAGED for the concert 
with the "TWO BILLS" Show to open May 
19 for Season 1913. 

I HEREBY CHALLENGE ANY ACT 
In America doing legitimate character novelty 
dancing for 9800.00 (Two Hundred Dollars); 
only conditions that act accepting challenge 
be a recognised standard act— 4. e.: mast have 
worked In vaudeville at least 80 weeks eat of 
one year, and Judges moat have at least a 
rudimentary knowledge of the terpstcborean 
art and Its positions. 

Address all communications to 
J. DOUGLAS WILLIAMSON, 
Care Variety, N. Y. of The Fraser* 



According to a late announcement emanat- 
ing from the press department of the Tlvoli 
Opera House, the old time-honored custom 
of smoking on the balconies and the serving 
of drinks and food delicacies In what is 
famous here among the veteran Tlvoli patrons 
as "Lovers' Lane," is to be revived by Man- 
ager Leahy as a permanent policy when the 
theatre reopens next Wednesday. 



The management of a local moving picture 
theatre on Market street, this city, was com- 
pelled to do away with a "foney" sailor rigged 
ballyhoo In front of his place May 8 as the 
result of an able-bodied seaman by the name 
of E. D. Crothers. hailing from the naval 
training station In this port, registering a 
vigorous protest with the local police depart- 
ment. Crothers' contention was that a Fed- 
eral law prohibited the use of uniforms of 
the United States Navy for advertising pur- 
posea A subsequent Investigation of the 
statutes bearing on this subject proved the 
tar's claim to be correct. 



Leon Albert Chrlstal and wife. Rose Mar- 
ston Chrlstal. are the central figures in a 
suit for divorce which the woman filed here 
May 9. Cruelty and non-support are charged 
In the complaint. The defendant Is listed as 
an actor and the plaintiff an actress. They 
were married Feb. 18, 1907, and have one 
child, a little girl. Their marital troubles ap- 
pear to date back to seven months after their 
marriage. Chrlstal Is a Californian. 



A rumor started to make the rounds last 
week to the effect that negotiations were un- 
der way between O. M. Anderson and Henry 
E. Dixie, whereby the Orpheum circuit star 
might return here next fall in the line-up of 
the show at the new theatre that the latter Is 
about to build in O'Farrell street. Dixie was 
stopping at the fit. Francis with his wife, 
known professionally as Marie Nordstrom, and 
recently a member of "Bought and Paid For" 
company, and with Dixie, Jr. This report was 
exploded by Dixie, who, while, admitting an 
Interesting conversation with Manager An- 
derson, declared that matters had not ap- 
proached anywhere near anything like a deal. 

The 9trowbrldge "movie" bill, which Is In- 
tended to very materially tame the film sub- 
jects exhibited within the confines of the 
state of California and to make provision for 
the establishment of a state moving picture 
censorship commission of three members at 
an Individual salary of $2,400, passed the Sen- 
ate at Sacramento May 8 and is expected to 
get the official autograph of Governor John- 
son. If it gets by the Assembly. 



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mento in many a year Is the Judaon antl- 
tlpping bill, which went through the Assem- 
bly the other day by the decisive vote 01 68 
to 7. If the measure becomes a law, which 
now appears likely, it will be a punishable 
misdemeanor in this state for any patron of 
a hotel, restaurant, cafe, barber shop, dining 
car, railroad or sleeping car company to give 
a tip, and also for any employee of any such 
concern to receive a tip. In Introducing the 
bill, the author and sponsor declared that 
"tipping Is an infamous and un-American 
custom." 



The expected "strand" of the "turkey" out- 
fit organized here a short time ago and 
financed by August Laurel, an old German 
hotel keeper at 1722 Ellis street, as forecasted 
recently in these columns, has been reported 
by the office of State Labor Commissioner 
McLaughlin. The outfit was out but four 
days when it closed down at Vackersville, 
this state. The "angel" was taken 111 at that 
point and Is understood to have been helped 
to get back home by the local Odd Fellows' 
lodge. To further add to Laurel's troubles, 
he was arrested May 5 at the instigation of 
the State Labor Bureau and was brought to 
trial on a charge of violating a state labor 
law. which stipulates that "whenever an 
employer discharges an employee, the wages 
earned and unpaid at the time of such dis- 
charge, shall become due and payable Imme- 
diately." and that "when any such employee, 
not having a contract for a definite period, 
quits or resigns his or her employment, the 
wages earned and unpaid at the time of 
such quitting or resignation, shall become 
due and payable five days thereafter." Lau- 
rel was found guilty and has agreed to make 
good the amount of all salary claims. Ac- 
cording to the information given to the Labor 
Bureau, Laurel was "framed" for the "angel" 
part by one Lerow, who, with his wife. Is 
alleged to have deserted the show before the 
outfit capsized and decamped for parts un- 
known, but presumably in the direction of 
Chicago. Some idea of the business done by 
the show on its brief and eventful tour may 
be conceived when it Is figured that the total 
gross receipts on the four days It was out 
were less than $60. 



"The Bloomer Girls" Is the title of another 
"turk" combination that was organized here 
recently and came to grief at the Opal thea- 
tre In Holllster, Cal., after playing but a few 
of the nearest "tangs." The promoter and 
manager of this "trick" la Otto Lsurell, who 
is booked in the State Labor Bureau aa a 
reaident of 1988 Ellis street, thla ctly. The 
show opened at a little "burg" by the name 
of GUroy. and the period of the tour was 
lust five days. Otto Laurel! haa also prom- 
lard to see that salaries are paid, and the 
State Labor Commissioner has promised to 
see that he keeps his word. In the "Bloomer 
Girls'' line-up was Pearl Jones. Eva Nelson, 
Clara* Belle. Dolly Adams, Babe Stewart. 
Marge Lavelle. a Miss Graham. J. R. M. 
Alllster and M. Fabian. Laurell is also 
amenable under the state wage-payment law. 



Manager W. H. Leahy of the Tlvoll Opera 
House got back from his eastern trip May 7 
and almost Immediately proceeded to let San 
Franciscans know what his plans are for the 
relighting of his new theatre, which event is 
scheduled to take place on the night of 
sfay 21. A mlddle-of-the-week opening Is 
rather unusual, but the name time was 
Chosen for the original a few weeks ago by 
the Chicago Grand Opera Company and the 
recollection of the turnaway multitude on 
that occasion Inspires the Impresario with a 
lot of confidence In the plan. The old-time 
giuslcal comedy success, "When Johnny Comes 
tfarchlng Home," has been selected for the 
ftopenlng vehicle. The personnel of Leahy's 
professional line-up Includes Rene Vlvlenne, 
Wrmerly of "Madame Butterfly." who will be 
the leading soprano; Hon Bergere, who played 
tpe port here of Mascha In "The Chocolate 
felrttcr" on two occasions, to be prima donn* 
flubret; Stella de Mette. late of the Metio- 
llltan Opera Co.. Is the leading contralto 
lection; Sarah Edwards, another contralto 
|d understood to be a favorite here, will 
ly characters. John Phillips, the original 
Jhocolate Soldier." and more recently with 
tf|e A born Opera Co., In the east, will be 
ilgned to the tenor role. The baritone Is 
t* be Henry Santry. with George M. Cohan 
last season In "The Little Millionaire." Rob- 
ert Pitkin will do the light comedy. The 
musical director will be Hans 8. Llnne. re- 
cently an A. H. Woods conductor. Edward 
Temple of Hippodrome fame Is to be the big 
noise hack stage. All of these people ami 
more leaner lights are expected here during 





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was necessarily suspended during the grand 
opera season. 



LOS ANGELES 

By GARDNER BRADFORD. 

The Lyceum, dark for several weeks, 
opens May 11 with Kolb and Dill. 



re- 



J. Harold Llchtenateln has taken Kate Neil 
and Flo Butler from the Century chorus and 
booked them on local small time. The girls 
were formerly with the "Naughty Marietta" 
companv. 



Dick Bennett has signed to make his ap- 
pearance at the Morosco. Marie Tucker is 
also to Join the same company. 



The following, in the weekly grist of In- 
corporations Is causing no end of comment, 
but up to date no statement of future plans 
has been forthcoming. Charles F. Eyton Co. 
Incorporators, Oliver Morosco, M. A. Ham- 
burger, Charles F. Eyton. Chas. P. Hulburd 
and John A. Ramsey. Capital stock. $26,000. 
Subscribed. $B00. Mr. Eyton Is resident man- 
ager of the Moroaco theatre and M. A. Ham- 
burger, proprietor of the largest department 
store here. It Is rumored the concern was 
organized to Invade the picture field. 



PHILADELPHIA 

By ORORGR M. YOUNG. 

KEITH'S (H. T. Jordan, mgr. ; agent. U H. 
O.). — The bill this week had a "name" feature 
in Kitty Cordon, who brought with her a 
series of Nat Osborne's songs, some ruvlshlng 
gowns, a pretty stage setting with a couple 
of flunkies to pull back the rich curtain and — 
"happily — a girl with a voice. The latter wrh 
a strong asset to the act and. with the splen- 
dor of the "stage picture," helped the former 
star of "The Enchantress" get over. Just 
what might have happened but for the as.Hlst- 
ance of Helen Goff. the "girl with the voice." 
who sang from one of the upper bnxra, Is a 
question. Henry and Francis got over mm'' 
good laughs with their travesty bits. The 
George Ade sketch, "Speaking to Father." 
changed places with Miss Gordon and scored 
unmistakably because it Is a high class com 
edy effort, splendidly played, with plenty of 
action, good, clean, witty dialog and clever 
situations. In round numbers It Is a real 
gem In Its clasa. W. <"\ Fields was one of tin 
best liked of the hill. "Whltey" h as discarded 
some of the trlrka which have b< <n "grabhed" 
by other Jugglers and has filled In tin- spots 
with some even better material. His new Mil 
Hard cue stuff is the funniest thing h<- li'i-- 
ever done and kept the laughs going st< .-nlilv 
Herman Tlmberg was also a Idir winner with 
his varied style of entertainment. M inning 
Moore tk O'Rourke arc a "local" ait >>T fie 
rathskeller type, following along tt< <> m - 
route and pleasing. Tin' hoys h,i • t,- • > « • < I 



volcea, make a nice appearance and, follow- 
ing numerous acta of this kind, did unusually 
well. If they can work In a little novelty bit 
thut will take them off the well-beaten path, 
it will help, the rest Is there. Berg Brothers 
pleased wljh their comedy bike act. The Syl- 
fonas furnished entrance music with their 
xylophones nnd Zertho's dogs filled the closing 
position with a showy act which held the 
house in close attention. 

METROPOLITAN O. H. (Eugene Myers, 
mgr.; agent, Loew). — Moving pictures and 
"pop" vaudeville appears to be doing very 
well In grand opera atmosphere. According 
to reports, business for the opening week here 
was very gratifying. The mammoth playhouse 
held a good-sized crowd Monday afternoon. 
It was a long show, too, too long for those 
who patronize "pop" vaudeville. Pictures 
were shown after each act, and it was a tired 
audience which made a hurried exit after the 
Ehellng Trio had finished their bicycle act 
inside the wooden globe. The pictures slowed 
up the show considerably, one reel at the 
opening, one In the middle and one to close 
would probably have made a much better run- 
ning bill. The Havelocks opened nicely with 
their Juggling. The effort to work too fast 
causes many miasm. They could slow up and 
be Just as good. The classy singing turn of 
Brown, Adams and Fletcher suffered through 
the ragged work of the orchestra. The "Met" 
has a big orchestra, but it Is not used to play- 
ing a vaudeville show. To add to the over- 
dose of pictures, a song plugging couple ren- 
dered some poor harmony. Kiernan, Walters 
and Kiernan got some laughs with a travesty 
bid of sentiment Is nicely woven In for 
than acted, the principals relying on the lines 
and business for the laughs. Anderson and 
Golnea scored solidly with their singing and 
talking act and then Lottie Williams and Co. 
made the big clean-up with the sketch "On 
Stony Ground." This Is a clever sketch and 
well acted, without any over-playing and, the 
the bit of sentiment Is nicely woven In for 
the finish. The Monarch Comedy Four hasn't 
Improved any In or out of burlesque since 
first seen. There Isn't enough good harmony 
to overcome the weak comedy effect. The 
Ehellng Trio appeared In place of the Dollar 
Troupe. 



VICTORIA (Jay Mastbaum. mgr.: booked 
direct) — Bill Just about reaches the fair aver- 
age. Parisian Arts, a model posing act, made 
a nice showing, but offered nothing above 
the ordinary In the way of poses. The big 
clean-up for applause went to the credit of 
a colored trio billed as "We-Tls." The woman 
Is way above the average on voice and the 
comedian gets his talk and song over for 
laughs. Whst this act needs Is a finish. The 
woman should leave the piano for the closing 
number. With a good finish this trio ought to 
get right along on the "pop" time. Mar- 
quette nnd Reba, a pair of "tango" steppers. 
did w"ll with a series of dances. Rose and 
Michaels put over some parodies which 
boosted their act after a bad start with com- 
edy talk. Harry Taylor told some English 
gags and sang a couple of songs which 
brought hlra liberal reward. Garry Owens and 
Co. offered a comedy turn which was weak- 
ened by a piano bit by the woman. She 
should build up the "kid" stuff, leave the 
plnno alone and buy some new stockings. The 
boy can do all the rest for the act. Johnstone 
did some trick bicycle stunts which were 
warmly applauded and Leo Mooro was the 
song-sheet feller this week. 



The repairs at Keith's BIJou have been 
in. id. • and the house was scheduled to open 

Thursday. 



Rudy Heller Is arranging to place stock 
companies* at Hershey, Pa.. Brldgeton and 
Ocean city, N. J. The three companies will 
play two hills weekly, starting about the 
rnlddh of June. 



Mahle Ransley. formerly of Wills and Rans- 
ley. reports that she has left the stage and 
m n-rleii Frank N. DuBree, a non-professional. 



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"Sweethearts," with Christie MacDonald, do- 
ing well; cool weather la helping buaineaa. 

PARK (Charlea J. Rich. rea. mgr.).— "The 
Bllndneaa of Virtue." Third week of good 
buslneaa. 

BOSTON (Al Levering, rea. mgr.). — "The 
Old Homeatead." Doing fine buslneaa at pop- 
ular prlcea. 

MAJESTIC (E. D. Smith, rea. mgr.). — 
"Loulalana Lou." Started with a rueh. Pop- 
ular prlcea and musical comedy ahould make 
money this summer. 

SHUBERT (E. D. Smith, rea. mgr.). — Both- 
ern and Marlowe in a repertoire for a three 
weeks' engagement, opened big. Always an 
attraction here. 

CASTLE SQUARE (John Craig, mgr.). — 
Stock. "Comedy of Errors." 

CASINO (Charlea Waldron, mgr.). — "Gay 
Maaqueraders." 

GAIETY (George T. Batchellor. mgr.). — 
"Bowery Burlesquers." 

HOWARD (G. Lothrop. mgr.). — Progressive 
Burlesquers; stock company. 

NATIONAL (Mr. Haley, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O.). — Vaudeville and pictures; summer pol- 
icy started thla week. Three shows dally at 
ten cents. 

ORPHEUM (V. J. Morris, res. mgr.; agent. 
Loew). — Vaudeville. 

ST. JAMES (B. Prank, rea. mgr.; agent. 
Loew). — Vaudeville. 



Three local legitimate houaes are now 
closed. They are the Tremont, Plymouth and 
Hollla. 

Bernice Flaher of the Boston Opera Co. 
and Morgan Butler, of Boaton. are to be 
married June 9. at Evanaton, III. That la 
the bride's home town. The ceremony will 
be performed In the Methodist Church. 

Mrs. E. B. Norrls. a former member of the 
Klrke La Shelle Company of New York, who 
was summoned as a witness In the suit be- 
ing; heard against Paul Armstrong, failed to 
appear before Commissioner Batch and waa 
arrested on a caplaa. Armstrong, It was al- 
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Company which was produced on the road, 
and as a result was aued for $50,000 on an 
alleged Infringement. The company lost the 
case, and aa a result entered suit against 
Armstrong to recover for their losses. Mrs. 
Norrls waa called as a witness, but failed to 
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John Craig of the Caatla Square theatre has 
acquired the serrlces of Livingston Piatt of 
the Toy theatre, and formerly of the Royal 
Opera Houae In Brugea, to mount his scenic 
productions of Shakespeare. The Continental 
Idea of acenlc material la to be followed for 
Cralg'a atock playa. 



John Mullaly, the violinist of the Boston 
Symphony Orchestra, has resigned from that 
organization. For many years he was the 
leader of the orchestra at the Hollls Street 
theatre. 



"The Child." written by Elisabeth Ap- 
thorp McFadden. and produced for the first 
time at the Plymouth, had a very ahort life 
It opened May 7 and closed May 10. That 
la about the shortest engagement on record 
In a local house. There were many reasons 
for the shutting down of the production. The 
main one waa that the production aa It atood 
would not do. The company was a capable 
one, but the material with which they had to 
work waa poor. It was purely melodramatic 
and the authoress took more dramatic license 
than the law allowed. The work waa great 
on detail. The audience was not allowed to 
think for Itself at any time. Every action 
was explained. It has to do with a Calvin 
West, who has Just finished an "eight year 
bit" In the penitentiary. He la a forger. His 
wife is with him and they are living In a 
cabin on the banks of the Ohio river. Being 
unable to get work on account of hla record, 
he resorts to counterfeiting. He uses his 
wife to pass the bad money, although she Is 



opposing It strongly. She pleads with him to 
return to her old home, as his father has 
died and had left all hla property to their 
prospective child. If there was no child by 
their marriage the eatate Is to go to a hos- 
pital. As there Is no child the authoress 
provides one by Interpolating a woman and a 
two-days-old Infant that seek shelter at the 
cabin. The mother of "The Child" la sup- 
posed to die, but does not and they take 
"The Child" for their own. Then they get In 
touch with the trustee of the estate, who, by 
the way. Is the grandfather of "The Child," 
and take, what they claim. Is their rights. 
West turns honest and becomes almost a saint. 
But the Teal mother of "The Child" turna 
up and wants her offspring;. He sticks to his 
story that the child Is his own. but his wife 
tells the truth and gives up the baby. Emily 
Stevens and George Probert did wonderfully 
well with the parts assigned them, and the 
authoress has some good Ideas, which she 
may be able to whip Into decent shape for a 
future production, but as It stood during the 
four days of suffering last week, It will not 
do. Harrison Orey Flake produced It and 
thought ao, too. 



Norumbega Park will open Sunday. 18, for 
the summer season. Vaudeville will be put 
on In the rustic theatre. 



Theatrical employees from all over New 
England gathered In Lincoln Hall, Fltchburg. 
last week to attend the second semi-annual 
convention of the New England district of 
International Theatrical Employees. F. H. 
Abbott, president of the Fltchburg organiza- 
tion, extended the address of welcome. Other 



addressee were made by Charlea T. Shea, of 
New York, international president; George E. 
Rock, of Worcester, International vice-presi- 
dent; John Barry, of Boston, state president 
International President Shea prealded. W. W 
Dillon of Fall River served aa secretary. The 
convention waa attended by 47 delegates, rep- 
resenting SI lodges. The managers of several 
theatrea were In attendance at a smoke talk 
given after the aecond day of the convention. 



The Harvard Dramatic Club will uae the 
Plymouth theatre for their annual produc- 
tion thla year. 



It looked for a time as If the Municipal 
theatre atarted In Plttafleld, Maaa., by 50 
cltisena, would have to quit, as the organisa- 
tion was about $7,000 In debt, but the afore- 
named citizens got busy and in a few days 
raised $10,607, which will enable the William 
Parke atock company to atay on the job for 
another season. 



Members of the Boaton Musicians' Protective 
Union have gone on record In a refusal to 
play for any more "rag dances." Local au- 
thorities were served with a notice from the 
Union that they disapproved of the dances 
that have become the rage. 



Frank Rogers, hired as a "supe" by the 
Boston Opera Company at a performance on 
January 1, 191$, brought suit in the Suffolk 
County court for $$00, claiming that the 
paint given him for the purpose of make-up 
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May 26 Lew Fields' "All Aboard" opens at 
the Apollo, remaining all week. The follow- 
ing week David Warfleld Is listed. June • 
"The Follies" opens. 



It Is becoming "more difficult" to get 
something to drink on Sunday here. The 
wise man has been arming himself or his 
dresser, but now ths order from headquarters 
cornea that no half pints or bottled beer be 
sold over the bar. At the pace It la going, 
Atlantic City will shortly rival Ocean Grove. 



We have with us this week Walter Kelly, 
who has returned from a triumph of the 
Orpheum Circuit. When he heard that Rich- 
ard Carle and James J. Morton would be at 
the Savoy next week, he promptly declared 
that he would escape on Tuesday next. 



The Rlngling Brothers circus was in town 
Monday and took away a world of money for 
this city. Four extra rows were hurriedly 
added before the afternoon performance. Be- 
cause of several bad ruts the chariot races 
were omitted. One of the holes was respon- 
sible for the throwing of the woman In the 
Russian Cossack troupe of riders. That the 
woman escaped Injury was miraculous, for 
four other horses were galloping directly be- 



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PORT CHESTER, N. Y. 

NEW ORLEANS 

By O. M. SAMUEL. 

(iKKDNWALL (J. J. Holland, mgr.). 
There's II ttlo to commend or condemn In 
"Mr. Green's Reception." Either you llko H 
half-heartedly or don't In the name propor 
tlon. Its dialog is disjointed and Irrelevant, 
though there are atretches which wholly 
amuse. Ita main fault Is a lack of coalition 
The familiar school-room burletta forma tin 
first act. and the comedy doesn't deviate u 
tithe from the many Interpretation <S\* 
closed previously. The audience, however, 
laughed at the old sallies, evidencing thut 
the theatre-going mass la divided Indeed, and 
one gleaned that they, at leaat, had never 
witnessed this "sclfool room stuff" befon- 
The second and last act la the home of Mr 
Green, the school master In the first act. 
now grown IB years older, as the program 
states, and as witness a whitening of th- 
wig. The Four Marx Brothers are fcatup <J 
In the show. They're versatile, sing an<l 
dance well, besides Injecting a deal of re 
freshing comedy that Is extremely welcome. 
One of the boys Is an excellent aololat, whib 
the other plays the harp and piano In such 
a manner as to evoke vigorous applauae. Th< 
chorua of "Mr. Green's Reception" Is youth 
ful, plump and ebulliently energetic. It Is 
a tremendous fnctor In making the tahloM 
appealing. Kaha Shepherd. a contralto 
voiced young womnn, Is the prima donna ot 
the organization. 8he sings with fVellnx 
and expression, and will advance an sh«; crow 
less solf-ronHclous. 

HIPPODROMK (Lew Ro„. rn«r.).- Wi: 
& Nelson; Carhonc A Oirbonr; T '.'■■■<<•> \ 
desco; Thompson A Cartrr: " < . '., w 

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LAFAYETTE (Abe Sellgman, m|r.).- 
Vaudeville. 

ALAMO (Wm. Guerlnger, mgr.). — Vaude- 
ville. 



Five Ferris Wheel Girls Jumped from New 
Orleans to a far western city, where they 
opened on the Pantages time. The act was 
booked this week at the Hippodrome, but 
decided not to play the local house at the 
eleventh hour. Lew Rose, manager of the 
Hippodrome, Is keeping some of their appa- 
ratus as a memoir. 



Tupelo, Miss., has a five and ten-cent the- 
atre. One Is called the Cremo and the other 
General Arthur. 



Mr. and Mrs. Sage Rose are going to open 
a summer hotel at Pass Christian. They 
shelter actors and the female of the species 
in this city, when the frost is on the pump- 
kin and other obtrusive vegetables. 



The brother of Mark Vance Joined 
Seminary Girl" here Friday. 



'The 



Business at Spanish Fort during its first 
week was ghastly. The resort has reduced 
the price of reserved seats from ten to five 
cents. 



scored; Kennedy, Nobody 4k Piatt, big; 8. 
Miller Kent 4k Co., entertaining; Seeley 4k 
West, good; Great Monaban, clever; Mile. 
Lucllle's Parrots, well received. 

HIPPODROME (Frank L. Talbot, mgr.).— 
Creatore's Band, exceptional headliner; Grant 
Gardner, hit; Constance Wlndom 4k Co., amus- 
ing; Fennessy & Silver, applause; Daly's Min- 
strels, excellent; Cora Hall, encores; Way- 
burn's Pony Ballet, scored; Fred Zobedie, re- 
markable; Fitxglbbons, Skipper 4k Kelly, 
pleasing; Steele & McMasters, well liked. 

FORREST PARK HIGHLANDS.— Artie 
Mehlinger, featured; Moore 4k St. Clair, did 
nicely; Flynn 4k McLaughlin, heartily re- 
ceived; Chas. Ledegar, very good; Musical El- 
lisons, successful. 

GRAND (Frank Tate, mgr.). — Jos. Howard 
& Mabel McCane, honors; Mareno 4k Delton 
Bros., good; Holden 4k Herron, fine; Martini 
& Frabbini, many laughs; Thos. Potter Dunn, 
scored hit; Beck St Henney, well liked; Dilla 
St Templeton, very entertaining; Llbbonatti, 
harmonious; Ted Bailey's Dogs, unique; Kirk- 
patrick St Galvln, applause; Dexter Broa, 
pleased. 

EMPRESS (C. B. Helb, mgr.). — Majestic 
Musical Four, headlined and scored; Harvey 
DeVora Trio, entertaining; Howard St White, 
extremely amusing; Chas. St Madeline Dun- 
bar, heartily received; Dyer St Dyer, scored. 



fair; Vlrnle St. Vincent St Co., good; James 
J. Corbett, featured; "Count the First" 

LYRIC (C. Hubert Heuck, mgr.). — Pictures. 

Beginning with this week, J. V. Howell 
takes the management of the Empress for 
the summer. Mr. Howell will do his booking 
through Paul Goudron. 

Walter Heuck has been elected secretary 
of the Heuck's Opera House Co., succeeding 
James E. Fennessy, who resigned. 

There promises to be a circus war between 
Barnum St Bailey and Gentyr Bros. Both are 
booked into Cincinnati May 22-23. 



A. S. Chldell, residing at 401 W. Third 
street, Batavia, N. Y., and a member of the 
Musicians' Union, was taken to the City Hos- 
pital in a serious condition suffering with 

diabetes. 



An actor told B. F. Brennan, the agent, 
that if he was awarded booking he'd be per- 
fectly willing to give up a nickel out of every 
dollar he made. The following was heard In 
Brennan's office Saturday: 

"Need an act?" 

"What price T" 

"Seventy-five." 

"Can't use quartets right now." 



CINCINNATI 



ST. LOUIS 



COLUMBIA (H. D. Buckley, mgr.).— Ed- 
wards Davis St Co., headiner; Georgiette. 



By HARRY HESS 

KEITH'S (John F. Royal, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O. ; rehearsal Sun. 10). — Three Arthurs, 
pleased; Ethel McDonough. hit; Frank Rae 
St Co., fair; Hopkins St Axtell. scream; Mer- 
rill St Otto, hit; Gillette's Monkeys, amusing; 
Truly Shattuck. disappointing, chiefly because 
tights were missing; Julia Nash St Co., splen- 
did; Ben Deeley St Co., big hit of show; 
Equilli Bros., closed. 

EMPRESS (J. V. Howell, mgr.; agent. 
S-C). — Onetta. opened; Marie Fitsglbbona, 



C. E. Fish, manager of the Empress, has 
gone to Ocean City, N. J„ to spend his va- 
cation. 

Rose LeHarte Is visiting her parents. 

Labor troubles have stopped work on the 
new Standard and Nordland theatres. 

Keith's and the Lyric close this week. 
They were the last houses that remanled 
open. During the early part of the season 
Keith's did not do so well, but with the 
coming of John F. Royal, business immedi- 
ately picked up and the house did almost 
capacity business. Both burlesque houses 
made money. They, however, suffered severe 
losses through the failure to get shows dur- 
ing the flood and thereafter business dropped 
off. The Grand booked by K. & E. had a 
fairly good season and made some money. 
The Lyric booked by the Shuberts had the 
best season since its opening, and will show 
a handsome profit. The Walnut got going 
nicely during the early part of the season. 



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Western vaudeville managers had better have their 
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A very raw deal by Mayor Hunt in refusing 
to permit "One Day" to open and play was 
a heavy loss. The flood also prevented the 
shows from getting in and heavy losses re- 
sulted. The Empress booked by ti-C have 
uniformly good shows, does a tine business 
and makes money. The Lyceum, booked by 
the Gus Sun agency, did well. 



PITTSBURGH 



By F. LAJO. 

GRAND (Harry Davis, mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O.). — Collins St Tarkow, did well; McMahon, 
Diamond St Clements, well received; Nesmith 
St Sderidan, very good; Armstrong St Ford, 
clever; Kuan Ding Toy St Co., tine; Hawthorns 
Manikins, pleased; Billy McDermott, hit; 
Mile. Martha * bisters, "While the Boys Are 
Away," best ever seen here; Swain Ostman 
Trio, good. 

HAKK1S (J. P. Hill, mgr.; agent, U. B. O.). 
— Mouena Singing Four, very good; Bessie 
Kemple St Co., did well; Billy Evans, clever; 
Musical Kleisses, well received; Marlka St 
Carmen, good; Wilson St Aubrey, fine; Curtis 
St Scannell, pleaaed; talking pictures. 

UiibKTY (J. H. McCarron, mgr.; agent, 
Walter Keefe). — Mile. Da Heine, well received; 
Briscoe, good; Harry Ferns * Allen Bennett, 
pleased; Harry M. Morse St Co., very good; 
Cardownle Sisters, scored; lnes Dawson, ex- 
cellent; Fred Primrose, did well; Coleman 
4k Francis, clever; Da Vlgne St Jaffa, pleased. 

AMERICAN (J. lmmerman, mgr.; agent. 
Pollock). — 12-14, Gertrude Magill Ik Co.. "The 
Club Woman," . scored; Meade St Mamie 
Wernts, clever; Nima, very good; Werher * 
Young, well received; Billy Doss, fine; Keene 
Sisters, repeatedly encored. 

ALV1N (John P. Reynolds, mgr.). — "Faust." 
19, "Carmen." 

NIXON (Thos. Kirk, mgr.).— "The Real 
Thing." 

LYCEUM (C. R. Wilson, mgr.).— "Seven 
Days. ' IV, "Sis Hopkins," 

DUQUESNE (Harry Davis, mgr.). — Stock, 
"A Trip to Chinatown." it, "Jlmmie Valen- 
tine." 

GAYETY (Henry KurUman, mgr.). — "The 
Gay White Way." 

UMPIRE (A. A. McTighe, mgr.; agent, L. 
C. McLaughlin).— 12-14, Whittler. Ince St Co.. 
did well; Ryce St Ford, line; Happy Rellly, 
fair; Harvard St Cornell, good; Pauline Rich- 
mond, very good. 16-17, The Entertaining 
Four; Terrlll * Foster; Carre Sisters; Frank 
Slocum. 

ROWLAND (P. B. Jones, mgr.; agent. Sun) 
— 12-14. Dick De Doris; Hugh 4k Francis Bla- 
ney; James Morrison St Tom Powers; Phamie 
Dockhart; Dralllw. 16-17, Wartenberg Bros.; 
Anita Jullu; Selma Waters 4k Co.; Mack 4k 
van; Lottie Mayer. 

PARK (J. P. McConnell, mgr.; agent, Roy- 
er). — 12-14, Duster Hrown Minstrel Maids; 
16-17, Ollio Hayden St Eddie Devlne; Chas. 
Lane; The DeVlne Slaters. 

K. St K. o. H. (A. W. Krell. mgr.; agent. 
Royer). — 12-14, De Rosa's Cats; OUle Hayden 
St Eddie Devine; 16-17, Rapier 4k Fuller; Es- 
trelle 4k Edwards. 

SMITHS (J. E. Smith, mgr.; agent, Royer). 
— Three Winkors, Ruby CaldwelL 

L. C. McLaughlin has been appointed agent 
for Waldameer Park, Erie, Pa., which opens 
J una 8. 



Jerome Casper, Gus Sun's representative in 
Pittsburgh, and Lionel Paris Green were in a 
serious automobile accident last week. In try- 
ing to avert a collision the car turned turtle, 
pinning Casper and Green under the car. Mr. 
Casper received severe cuts about the face and 
a very badly bruised knee. Lionel Paria Green 
was very badly cut about the head. They 
are out of danger at present. 



ANN ARBOR, MICH. 

MAJESTIC (Arthur Lane, mgr.; agent. W. 
V. M. A; rehearsal Mon. 11, Thura. 2). — 12- 
14. "The Flirting Princess," every house 
packed. 16-17, "A Broken Idol." MELTON. 

BLOOMINOTON, ILL. 

MAJESTIC (A. G. Schade. mgr.).— 12-14, 
Billy (Single) Clifford in "The Man, the 
Girl and the Game." pleaaed good houses. 

Preparations are being made for the music 
festival to be held at the Coliseum, 14-17, 
under the auspices of the Illinois Music 
Teachers/ Assn. "WAG." 

BRADDOCK, PA. 

CRY8TAL (Ben Burke, mgr.; agent, Sun). 
—12-14, Wartenburg Bros.; Anita Julius; 
Selma Waters 4k Co.; Mack St Van; Lottie 
Mayer. 16-17, Dick De Lorls; Hugh 4k Fran- 
cis Blaney; James Morrison St Tom Powers; 
Phamie Lockhart; Dralllw. 



BUFFALO. 

SHEA'S (Henry J. Carr, mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O.).— Will 4k Kemp, startling; Minnie Allen, 
versatile novelty; Byron 4k Langdon, popular; 



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Muller A Stanley, won favor; Lillian Russell, 
educating;; Ben Welch, many encores; Stan 
Stanley Trio, unusual. 

TECK (John R. O'Shel, mgr.; Shuberta).— 
"Get Rich Quick Wallingford." delights a 
well-filled house. 19, Alias Jimmy Valen- 
tine." 

STAR (P. C. Cornell, mgr.; K. A E.).— 
"The Country Boy," pleases an audience that 
fills theatre. 19, "Salvation Nell." 

ACADEMY (Henry M. Marcus, mgr.; agent. 
Loew; rehearsal Mem. 10). — Maud De Lore, 
agile; Chester A Jones, won applause; Jane 
Rose A Co., laughs; Daisy Cameron, versa- 
tile; Edna, mysterious novelty; Thomas A 
Thomas, classy; Anna Senn, artistic; Ouy 
Bartlett A Co., feature; Ned Wills, amused; 
Fred & Albert, sensational. 

AMHERST (Sol. Swerdloff, mgr.; agents, 
McMahon & Dee; rehearsal 6). — Billy Grady, 
clever; Arthur Posner, violinist, scored; Dad 
Losier, popular; business good. 

FAMILY (A. R. Sherry, mgr.; agent, Loew; 
rehearsal Mon. 10). — George Moore, clever; 
The Four Mascagnes, eccentric musical act; 
Ellen Tate, pleased; The Way Out, tense; Al. 
H. Wild, clever imitations; The Carolina Four, 
went well. 

LAFAYETTE (C. M. Bagg, mgr.; Empire). 
— "Zallah" and her own company delights Its 
patrons. 19, "Merry Burlesquers." 

LOVEJOY (Sam Rappeport, mgr.; agents, 
McMahon A Dee; rehearsal 6). — Frank Nash, 
emphatic hit; Jim Dalton, funny; Esther 
Lang, satisfactory; Arthur Nlms to capacity. 

MAJESTIC (John Laughlln, mgr.; 8. A 
H. ). — "St. Elmo," a splendid performance, 
satisfied a large audience. 19, "Rejuvena- 
tion of Aunt Mary." 

FILLMORE (Howard Brink, mgr.; agents, 
McMahon A Dee; rehearsal 6). — Paragon 
Trio, very good; Deland A Charilla, always 
a hit here; Lee's Manikins, clever marion- 
ette act; Ray A Douglas, good; Permanent 
Polish Stock In repertoire; business good. 

PLAZA (Slotkin, Rosing A Michaels, mgrs.) 
— "Simple Simon"; Musical Comedy Co. to 
heavy business. 

Lancaster, N. T., a suburb of Buffalo Is to 
have an Old Homo Week In July. 

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H. M. Goodhue of Fall River, Mass.. has 
been appointed manager of the Family to 
take effect May 28 (the opening of the New 
Lyric). It will be the picture house of the 
town, presenting Klnemacolor pictures and 
Illustrated songs. 

Victor Levett was here last week and 
closed contract with Local Moose 60. for a 
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GRAND (Chas. E. Smith, mgr.).— S. R. O. 
for week, so It looks. 

MYERS LAKE PARK THEATRE (H. B. 
Rltz, mgr.). — This house will open with the 
following bill May 18: Allan Barrlngton A 
Co.; The Sidonlas; Mile. Lafayette; Copeland 
A Walsh; Zelgler Bros.; John Healy. 

J. B. THOMPSON. 



CAMDEN, N. J. 

BROADWAY (W. B. McCallum, mgr.).— 12- 
14, Tyrolean Troubadours, featured; Penn A 
Claus, entertained; Four Melldophlends, ex- 
cellent; Taylor A Brown, neat; Chester King- 
ston, mystified. 

TEMPLE (Fred W. Falkner. mgr.). — Plckert 
Sisters In repertoire. 

A herd of sixteen camels became panicky 
at a busy Intersection during the Rlngllng 
Bros, parade Tuesday, several people nar- 
rowly escaped Injury. 

DANIEL P. O'CONNELL. 



CANTON, O. 

LYCEUM (Abrams A Bender, mgrs.). — 
"California" Is the big act this week and Is 
a real hit; Radford A Winchester, good; Ox- 
ford Quartet, fine; Weslyn A Nlckles. clever; 
Verdi A Verdi, scored, to good business. This 
also closes the season at this house, which 
haa been very successful Indeed. 

ORPHEUM (E. E. Rutter, mgr.).— This 
house closed the season 10. and Is now un- 
der the management of Victor Schram as a 
picture house for the summer. 

ODEON (Abrams A Bender, mgrs.). — Busi- 
ness Is big at this house. 



CLEVELAND, O. 

PRI8CILLA (Proctor F. Boas, mgr.; re- 
hearsal Mon. 10). — Tom Linton A His Jun- 
gle Olrls, headline; Cadets de Gascogne, very 
good; Ollmore Corbln, good monolog; Dave 
A Percy Martin, fair; Grace Wasson, pleaaed; 
Georgalls Bros., good. 

DUCHESS (W. B. Garyn, mgr.; rehearsal 
Mon. 10). — O. Molasso A Co., headline; Ex- 
cela A Franks, very good; De Vern. Hsyden 
A Newman, fair; The Lelands, good; Mae 
Francis, hit; Walker A III, went big; Evans 
A Vldocq, good. 

GRAND (J. H. Mlchels, gen. mgr.; rehear- 
sal Mon. and Thurs. 10). — Volt A Volt; Char- 
lotte Myers; Mllo Duo; Omego Trio; Wynn 
A Hayes; Clotllde A Montrose. Lust half: 
Mitchell A Grant; Feffgl; Leon A Bortie Al- 
len; Winsome Winnie Winsome; Jones A 
Perkins; Howard A Fielding; Konter. 

GLOBE (J. H. Mlchels, gen. mgr.; ro hear Ha I 
Mon. snd Thurs. 10). — Arthur HHmont; 
Brown A Farliidleu; Edith Reynolds, I). || 
Reno. Last half: Volt A Volt; Ak"« * * Cap- 
man; Waring. 

OLTMPIA (J. H. MIchelH. K - lt mgr.; re- 
hearsal Mon. and Thurs) - - -H irrnon A Har- 
mon; Llbby Blondell; S"m --r, K- Ktork; Feg- 
gl; Three Zehs. I.M.nt 'i.ilf: charlotte My- 
ers; Stuart A Stuirf; Wynn & Hayes; Clo- 
tllde A Montrose. 



COLONIAL (R. H. McLaughlin, mgr.).— 
"A iiutuniy on tho Wheel," with May Buck- 
ley In the title role. Doing very good busi- 
ness. 

METROPOLITAN (Max Faetkenhauer, 
mgr.). — Arnold Daly Stock Co., opened with 
"Candida," which was well received and do- 
ing a very good business. 

STAR (Drew A Campbell, mgrs.). — "The 
Avenue Olrls," with Lydia Jospy A Leo Stev- 
ens, give a pleuuing show. 

CLEVELAND (Harry Zirker, mgr.).— 
Holden Stock Co., last week in a double 
bihe, "Camllle," and "Jane Eyre." 

UNA PARK. — Opens Wednesday May 14. 
WALTER D. HOLCOMB. 



CRAWFORDSV1LLE, IND. 

PRINCESS (Geo. R. White, mgr.).— 6-10, 
pictures, pleased good houses. 

MUSIC HALL (Geo. R. White, mgr.).— (-10, 
dark. 

JOY (Oscar Lamblotte, mgr.).— 1-10, pic- 
ture* 

THEATORIUM (Albert Miller, mgr.).— l-io. 
pictures. QBO. A. ROSS. 



DALLAS, TEX. 

MAJESTIC (O. F. Gould, mgr.; Inter.; re- 
hearsal Mon. 10). — Clark Sisters A Sterling, 
very good; Lucaa A Fields, hit; Elina Gard- 
ner, pleased; The Great Asahl, excellent; 
"The Flower of the Ranch," very good. 

GARDEN (R. J. Stinnett, mgr.; agents, 
Feefe A Miller; rehearsal Sun. 6). — Harry A 
Anna Mae Seymour, very good; Madam Bart- 
letie A Sig. TUMI, pleased; Parker A Green, 
very good; Burns Quartet, excellent; Johnny 
Moran A Co., hit of bill. 



The Casino at Oak Cliff will open 26 with 
summer stock. The cast will be headed by 
Boyd Nolan and Laura Nelson Hall, late stars 
of "The Poor Little Rich Girl." Mr. Nolan 
headed the caat at the Caalno last year and Is 
a great favorite in Dallas. Their first bill will 
be "The Fortune Hunter." 



The Shriners are holding their annual con- 
vention here this week, and It Is sstlmated 
that there are 160,000 visitors in town. The 
main outdoor attraction was the broncho 
busting and roping contest at the Fair 
Grounds on Tuesday. The worst horses and 
the best riders in the west will be pitted 
against each other. GEO. B. WALKER. 



DANVILLE, ILL. 

LYRIC (C. V. Miller, mgr.; agent, W. V. 
M. A.).— 6, first half, "Along Broadway," 
fair; second half, Joe Cook; Gene A Katha- 
ryn King, good; Billy Link A Blossom Robin- 
son, hlt # Bert Delno A Co., good. 

COLISEUM (R. 8. Mlers, mgr.).— 1, "Sis 
Hopkins." EVERETT W. FLAUGHER. 



ELM1RA, N. T. 

MOZART (Feiber'A Shea, mgrs.).— 12-14. 
Williams A Warner, good; Jennings, Jewell 
A Barlow, pleased; Marcus A Gartslle, good; 
Lew Hawkins, good. 

MAJESTIC (M. D. Gibson, mgr.).— 11-14, 
Gus Williams, well received; Three Dolce 
Sisters, good. 

LYCEUM (Lee Norton, mgr.).— II, William 
H. Crane,; 20, "Within the Law"; 14, David 
Warfleld. 

COLONIAL (Rels Circuit Co., mgr.).— 16. 
"Merry Burlesquers." 

RORICK'S.— 26-lndeflnite, Rorlck's Theatre 
Opera Co. J. M. BEERS. 

ERIE, PA. 

MAJESTIC (J. L. Gllson, mgr.).— 16, W. H. 
Crane. House closes for the season on this 
date. 

COLUMBIA (A. P. Weschler, mgr.).— Pic- 
tures. 

11TH ST. (Suerken A Cummins, mgrs.). — 
Plcturea 

HAPPY HOUR.— Vaudeville and plotures. 

The Columbia. Park and 11th St. all closed 
their seasons last week because of the warm 
weather. The Morton Musloal Co. go to the 
summer park at Allentown, the Pearl Stock 
Co. go to Willlamsport for the summer, and 
the Columbia goes to pictures. 



Both summer parks open May 10, Walda- 
meer E. H. Suerken, mgr., with vaudeville 
and Four Mile Creek, H. T. Foster, mgr., 
vaudeville and musical comedy. 

M. H. MIZENER. 



FALL RIVRR. MASS. 

SAVOY (L. M. Boas, mgr.).— Malley-Deni- 
Hon Stock Co. In "The Barrier"; business 
good. 

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ROBERT HALL 

THE EXTEMPORANEOUS BOY 

Overlooking no bets in Chicago 



rehearsal Mon. 10). — 13-16, Robert Henry 
Dodge A Co.; Bounding Gordons; Whipple A 
Garls, Samuel Ash. 

PREMIER (L. M. Boaa, mgr.; rehearsal 
Mon. 10). — Tabloid musical comedy, "Kitty 
Mine," fair; all week. 

EDWARD F. RAFFERTY. 



A.).— The Nifty Qlrls, very fine; Band* Roma, 
big offering; Dalto, Free* A Co., liked; Bock 
a Henney, solid ; business good. 

LEJD LOGAN. 



HAMILTON, O. 

SMITH'S (Tom A. Smith, mgr.).— 17-18, 
Howe's pictures. 

GRAND (J. E. McCarthy, mgr.)— Lyric 
Talking Picture Co., Indef. 



The Hamilton Amusement Co. has been 
Incorporated and will remodel and reopen 
the Lyric (picture) badly damaged by flood. 

QUAD. 

HARTFORD, CONN. 

HARTFORD (Fred P. Dean, mgr.; agent, 
James Clancy; rehearsal Mon. and Thurs. 11). 
—11-14, "High Life In Jail." big hit; Halson 
A Halson. good; Alva McGlll, pleased; Bond 
Morse, entertaining; Hanlon A Clifton, hit; 
16-17. "Promotion Days"; Stantons; McCrea 
A Scott (two to fill). 

POLI'S (W. D. Ascough, res. mgr.). — Stock, 
Poll Players In "Get Rich Quick Walllngford," 
entertaining presentation; business good. 



MACON, GA. 

OR AND (Jake Wells, mgr.).— 5-7, Johnny 
Wise, pleased good booses; 8-10, vaudeville, 
Marllo Trio, splendid; Pollard, bit; Payne A 
Lee. line; Harry A Augusta Turpln, good. 

PALACE (J. B. Melton, mgr.).— Aurelman, 
splendid : pictures. 

MAJE8TIC (J. B. Melton, mgr.).— "Under 
Red Lights," splendid; "Messenger Girl," 
clever; "Well Sick Man," three comedies, 
packed bouses. 

LYRIC (H. P. Dlffgs, mgr.).— Billy Boyd, 
strong; pictures. 

C. W. Park Co. under tents to good crowds. 

ANDREW ORR. 



ORPHRUM (CT. P. Drlscoll, mgr.).— Or- 
pheum Players in "Salomy Jane." 

GAYKTY (Fred Crow. mgr.). — Columbia 
Burlesquers. 

FRANC AI 8 (J. 0. Hooley, mgr.; agent, 
Lowe).— Kip A Klppy ; Lillian Maynard; The 
Four Temple Girls; Connery A LeGault 

STARLAND (J. Shea, mgr.; agent, Grif- 
fin). —The Invincible Four; Geo. Trump; Ma- 
rie Edwards. 

BIOQRAPH (A. Bourget, mgr.; agent, Grif- 
fin). — The Cox Family; Stock Co. 

SHANNON. 



MUNCIE. IND. 

STAR (Ray Andrews, mgr. ; agent, Gus 
Bun; rehearsal Mon. 10.30). — Florence Hughes, 
pleased ; The Bimbos, clever ; Seymour A 
Williams, good; Menlo Moore's "Stage Door 
Johnnies." with Trlx Oliver, hit. 

GEO. FIFER. 



MARION, ILL. 

ROLAND (E. B. Clark, mgr.).— "Matrimo- 
nial Exchange." I, to capacity business and 
well pleased house. 

MARION O. H. (B. E. Clark, mgr).— "The 
Warrlcks." (-7. to nice business, together 
with pictures the entire week. 

J. M. JENKINS. 



NASHVILLE. TENN. 

PRINCESS (Harry Sudekum, mgr.; agent. 
Keith; rehearsal Mon. 10). — Whltefleld A 
Ireland, scored heavily; Art Milton, well re- 
ceived; Mennettls A Estrella, good; Cole, Rus- 
sell A Davis, received many ovations; Salam- 
bo A Co., pleased. 



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|576— BUICK— racer roadster, like new $676 

676 — CASE — racer roadster, eleo. eo... 676 
426— CLEMENT-BAYARD— Racer. WIS 

3fe 436 

MP— racer, 1918 typo, near new 676 

476— FORD— racer roadster, IMS 476 

476— HUDSON— roadster, good ae new 476 
826— MAXWELL — rumble runabout, 

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1160— NATIONAL— 1018 type no 

like new 7.77. 1160 

476— MARTINI— 1818 typo near. pfot. 476 

476— RAINIER— 1818 type reeer. pf«L 476 

575— BUICK— 1811. foredoor tourtagV. 676 

886— CADILLAC— 1811. 6 pane, touring 826 

860— COLUMBIA— oaeo. touring ... . 800 
475— HAYNB8— 7 peso, touring, like 

now 478 



PARSONS (H. C. Parsons, mgr.).— It-It. 
DeKown Opera Co., with Bessie Abbot, in 
"Robin Hood." R. W. OLMSTED. 



HOMESTEAD, PA. 

GRAND (John Btahl, mgr.; agent, L. C. 
McLaughlin). — Swanson, Dale A Halllck; 
Fields A Fink; Leslie Thurston; Terrlll A 
Foster; Mme. Clifford; Roscoe A 81ms; Jacobs 
A Bertrand; Divine Dodson; Buster Brown 
Minstrel Maids; Bobble Mack; Armon A Ar- 
raon; Clyde A Clyde. F. LANG. 



MSBIDEN, CONN. 

POLI'S (R, B. Royoe, mgr.; agent, Clancy) 
— 11-14. The Tabors, clever; Lew Welch A 
Co., good; Martini A Maximilian, very fine; 
Billy Barlow, hit 11-17, Es telle Wordstte A 
Co.; E. J. Balsden; Girls A Boys of Ave. B.; 
Gladys Vance. 

CRYSTAL (Pindar A Rudloff, mgrs.).— 
Pictures. 

STAR (R. T. Halllwell, mgr.).— Pictures. 



TOURING AND CLOSED OARS 

8750— HUDSON— 1812. foredoor touring 8760 
626— PEERLESS— landaulet, perfect. . 886 
1225— PACKARD— 80, 8 bodies, Ian. 

touring 1886 

826— LOCOMOBILE— 7 paaa. touring.. 886 
676— STBVBNS-DURYBA— little 6 tour 876 
460— OVERLAND— toy tonn.. like now 480 
476— MAXWELL— 1812, foredoor, 6 

paaa. touring 476 



Mansger Jake Wells, president of the Bijou 
Co., was in the city last week. 

The Orpheum closed its season on Saturday, 
May t and will remain closed until the 
season opens again In September. 



HOOPESTON. ILL. 

VIRGINIAN (Max M. Nathan, mgr.; agent, 
W. V. M. A.)— 8-10, Mabel Moore, good; Skip- 
per, Kelly A Golden, pleased; 12-17, "College 
Girls." RIGG8. 



JAMESTOWN, N Y. 

LYRIC (H. A. Deardourff, mgr.).— Pictures. 
SAMUELS (C. W. Lawford, mgr.)— Pictures. 



Horne Stock Co left 11 for Akron, O., to 
fill an engagement at the Colonial after a 
two months' run here. 



Rlngllng Bros.' clrcun has contracted for 
July 8. LAWRENCE T. BERLINER. 

LINCOLN. NEB. 

LYRIC (L. M. Gorman, mgr.; agent. W. V. 



MONTREAL, 

LIBERTY (A. Delvlne. mgr.; agent. Grif- 
fin). — Durverney Stock Co. 

CANADA (A. Laurler, mgr.; agent. Griffin) 
— P. LaRay; The Trebors. 

LUBIN (A. Allard, mgr.; agent, Griffin). — 
Chas. Ross; Ross Stock Co. 

LUNE ROU88E (A. Berate, mgr.; agent. 
Griffin). — Great Hayco; Rube Howe. 

8UN (N. D. Calamatas; agent. Griffin).— 
The Beselles; Marlowe A Haley. 

DOMINION PARK. — Opens for season May 
17. 

HIS MAJESTY'S (H. Q. Brooks, mgr.; K. & 
E.). — Alice Lloyd In "The Rose Maid"; 19, 
May Robson In "A Night Out." 

PRINCESS (H. C. Judge, mgr.; Shuberts). 
—"Little Boy Blue"; Is, "The Road to Hap- 
piness." 



The moving pictures of the Greek pageant 
which was held here In the city last week, 
and which were mads by the International 
Feature Film Co. of New York, will be shown 
In the United States, Canada and European 
countries. 



For the purpose of co-operating with the 
executive committee of the Tennessee State 
fair, with the view of making the annual fair 
bigger and better, and on a par with the 
state fairs of Texas and other states, an 
advisory committee of business men has been 
appointed. 

Manager Wassman of the Crystal, is look- 
ing forward to the arrival of the two Im- 
mense organs which he ordered from Ger- 
many. These organs are said to be the big- 
gest manufactured, costing the sum of six 
thousand dollars apiece. 



A telegram was received Friday night an- 
nouncing that the engagement of the On- 



I H A Y AMA FOUR 



cinnatl Symphony Orchestra had been can- 
celled. Owing to a conflict of engagements, 
it was impossible for the orchestra to appear. 
A later booking has been promised. 

W. R. ARNOLD. 



NEWARK, N. J. 

PROCTOR'S (R, C. Stewart, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O.; rehearsal Mon. »). — Nick Santaru 
A Benny Yanger, Miss Adele Carter, good; 
Crane A Mackle. can sing; Al Leon hard t, 
clever; Brown Bros., very good; Artistic Trio, 
very pleasing; The Upholsterers, funny; Dun- 
lap A Vlrden, pleasing; Joseph Splrrell, good; 
Kinemacolor, finishes up a good bill. 

LYRIC (Proctor's). — Ed Eatus, good; Lulgl 
Dell Oro, novelty; The Sweet Sixteen Girls, 
very good; Hanley — Jarvls, clever; Cam- 
eron Davett, funny. 

WASHINGTON (O. R. Neu. mgr.; agent, 
Fox). — Kramer A Belclair, good; William 
Rayno. funny; Nelson Sisters, pleasing; Wil- 
lis Trio, entertaining; Geraldlne De Lisle, 
good; Burrle A King, clever. 

NEWARK (Joseph Payton, mgr.).— "The 
Circus Girl," by the Payton Musical Comedy 
Co. 

SHUBERT (Lee Ottelengul, mgr.). — "The 
Gentleman from No. 19," large audiences. 

ORPHEUM (M. 8. Schlealnger. mgr.).— 
Payton stock, in "The Great Divide." good 
show. 

MINER'S (Frank Abbott, mgr.). — "The 
Pacemakers" Co., good show. 

JOB O'BRYAN. 



NEW KENSINGTON, PA. 

COLUMBUS (E. O. Hobbs, mgr.; agent. L 
C. McLaughlin). — Anvil Trio; DeMonde A 
Dlnsmore; Pauline Josef; Whlttler Ince A Co.; 
Fields A Fink; Equlllo. F. LANG. 

ONEONTA, N. T. 

ONEONTA (George A. Roberts, mgr.; 
agent, U. B. O. ; rehearsal Mon. and Thurs. 
18.80). — 6-7. Locket A Waldon. pleased; Mor- 
ris A Clark, ordinary. 8-10, Edwin George, 
good; Ye Colonial Septette, hit. 11-14. Pat 
Toohey Trio, passed; Blmberg, Marion A Day, 
fair; 16, Primrose A Dockstader's Minstrels; 
16-17, Ben Bernard; Jennings, Jewel A Bar- 
low. Business excellent. DeLONG. 



OTTAWA. 

RUSSELL (P. Gorman, mgr.; K. A E. ; 
Shuberts). — 14-17, Robert Mantell; It. Alice 
Lloyd In "The Rose Maid"; second engage- 
ment of Miss Lloyd. 

DOMINION (J. F. Clancy, mgr.).— Domin- 
ion stock, in "The Country Boy." Next week, 
"Madame X," 

GRAND (T. L. Bonsall, mgr.). — Roma 
Reads Players In "The Two Orphana." Doro- 
thy Thayer, Ingenue, leaves Saturday; Smyth 
Wallace left Monday. Errol Eltlnge, general 
manager, played his part Business good. 

CASINO (F. H. Lcduc, mgr.; agents, Aloz; 
Griffin).— 11-14. R. W. Polley A Co., old 
stuff; Jimmy Codman, fair; Billy Lemont, 
good; pictures 

FAMILY (Ken Flnley, mgr.; agent, Aloz) 
— 12-14, Lucetta, good; Annie Rehan, fair. 

ODEON.— 18-17. vaudeville. 



The Auditorium, Britannia, opens May 19 
Pop vaudeville. 

Theatre Francals opens June 16, pop 
vaudeville. 



Queen's Park theatre is open. 



CLINE. 



PATERSON, N. J. 

MAJESTIC (W. H. Walsh, mgr.; agent, U 
B. O. ; rehearsal Mon. and Thura 11). — 18-14, 
May Layden A Co., good; Ascott A Rome, 
good; Metropolitan Opera House Singers, 
good; "The Love Trust," novelty. 16-17. 
Johnny Reynolds; Three Sylvesters; Metro- 
politan Opera House Singers; Phillips & 
White; pictures, 

LYCEUM (E. J. Webber, mgr.).— 14, Yid- 
dish drama. 

EMPIRE (J. Zabriskie, mgr.). — Stock. 



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OPERA HOUSE (John Essex, mgr.; Ind. ; 
rehearsal Mon. and Thurs. 11). Ring, Williams 
ft Co.. novelty; Crom wells, aerial novelty; 
R>len Roger, good Anna & Frank Magee, 
great; Borris ft Dart, good; Hardi Gibson, 
pleased. 



This Is the last week of the talking pic- 
tures at the Majestic. 

The Opera House has changed Its prices to 
B. 10 and 15 cents matinees. Evenings, 15, 
16 and 20c. DAVID U. LEWIS. 



PERTH AMBOY, N. J. 

PROCTOR'S (J. Bullwlnkel, mgr.; agent. 
U. B. O).— 8-10. William Hamilton Cllne ft 
Co., excellent; Ell Dawson, scored; Lo Trio, 
very good. 12-14, Ernst Carr A Co., very 
good; Sylvia Wayne, good; Mallone A Ed- 
son, good. 

BTJOU (J. Kovacs, mgr.). — Stock. 

If. A. BRAM 

PITT8FIELD, MASS. 

UNION SQUARE (Edward Hamilton, mgr.; 
agent, U. B. O.). — Five Musical Lassies, great; 
Miles A Moulton, excellent; Natalie Norman- 
die, very good; Braddock A Leigh ton, good; 
Frank A True Rice, hit;' Six Musical Splllers, 
good; Ted A Uno Bradley, big; Bob Lip A 
Co., good; Blue Club A Co., not over good; 
May Walsh, fine. 

MAJESTIC (James P. Sullivan, mgr.; agent. 
Loew). — Cheyenne Days, good; Larklns A 
Pearl, fair; Ywaxey, good. 

COLONIAL (Alfred C. Baltls, mgr.).— Wm. 
Parke Players: It. Boston Opera Co.. headed 
by Evelyn Scotney, good. 

EMPIRE (Break A Lombard, mgrs. ). — 12. 
"Mikado," business fair. REX. 



PORTLAND. ME. 

PORTLAND (Joseph McConvllle, mgr.: 
agent, U. B. O. ; rehearsal Mon. and Thurs. 
10.30). — Jack A Mabel Price, laugh; Warren 
A Faust, good; Alfreda Symonds, pleased; 
Ruby Raymond A Co., amateurish; S Certs, 
excellent. Week 19. Gorman Bros. In "It 
Happened In New York": Klnemacolor next 
week also. 

KEITH'S HYPPODROME (J. M. Mosher. 
mgr.; agent, U. B. O. ; rehearsal Mon. 10.30). 
— Smlrl A Keeley, clever; Baby Zelda, de- 
lighted; Mimic Four, scream; Joe Lanlgan. 
riot: Sampsel A Rellly, appealed; 7 Davles, 
sensational. 

GREELEY'S (James W. GVeeley, mgr.; 
agent. Church; rehearsal Mon. and Thurs. 
12.30). — Halls. good; Edith Hutton. fine; 
Deane A Sibley, laugh: 16-17. Musical Bus- 
klrks: Marlon Kay; Miller A Russell. 

JEFFERSON (Julius Cahn). — Jefferson 
Stock In "Butterfly on the Wheel"; 19. "Lore- 
lei," a new play by Mallula Jones. An Italian 
Garden, where light refreshments will be 
served, will be run In connection with the 
summer stock this season. 

PYTHIAN HALL. — 19, Copeland. under 
auspices of Portland Symphony Orchestra. 



Rlngllng paper announcing show June 4. 

James P. Baxter has returned from Japan 
and denies that he Is to build a new theatre 
on lot corner of Congress and High streets, 
as the local papers reported. H. C. A. 



PROVIDENCE, R. I. 

UNTON (Chaa. Allen, mgr.). — Olive Trio, 
fine: Allen A Fletcher, entertain: John Cooper, 
pleased: Three Bannons, good; Roberts A 
McOnatd. good. 

BULLOCK'S (P. L. Burke, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O.) Freda A Primrose, good; The Bene- 
detto*, rood: McGarry A Revere, amuse. 

WESTMINSTER (O. Collier, mgr.). — Gra- 
ham A Randall, very good; Coy De Trlckey. 
clever: Ted A Clara Steele, good: The Great 
Johnson, fine: Jack Brennan, encores. 

SCENIC (F. W. Homan, mgr.). — Homan 
Musical Stock Co. 

EMPTRE (S. Braunlng, mgr.). — "Friends." 

OPERA HOUSE (F. Wendelshafer. mgr.). — 
EngUs h G rand Opera Co. 

KETTH'S^£. Lovenberg, mgr.). — "Passing 
of ThlssVBr" II sVfc." C. E. HALE. 




RF./W.ffn. PA. 

LPHEUM (WHmer & Vincent, mgrs.; 
agent. U. B. O- ; rehearsal Mon. and Thurs. 
10.80). — Mosarto, nicely; John Hilton A Co., 
liked; Cummlngs A Gladylngr. liked; Tro- 
vollo. very well: 8 Alex, very well. 

HTPPODROME (C. O. K^eney, mgr.). — Cal- 
smlth Co.. "A Woman's Way." well received. 

O. R. H. 



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RICHMOND. VA. 

COLONIAL (E. P. Lyons, mgr. ; agent, U. 
B. O. : rehearsal Mon. 11). — Barnes A Kins;, 
feature; Oale Stewart, encores; Ed. C. Jor- 
dan A Co., very funny; Sully A Larson, well 
liked: Kirk A Fogarty. scored heavily. Ex- 
cellent show to capacity houses. 

ACADEMY (Chaa. Brlggs. mgr.).— Lucille 
La Verne Co. In "Lady Windermere's Fan." 

EMPIRE (Blair Mesnly. ntfr.; agent, U. 
B. O). — "The Duke of Durham." Packed 
house. 

ORPHEUM (H. C. 8 trad ford, mgr.).— "The 
New Office Girl." Good show, business fine. 



M. A. Wllber, treasurer of the Colonial, 
was called home on account of the death of 
his mother. 



Prof. Al. Franklin Is bark In town for the 
summer season. WALTER D. NEL80N. 



ROCKLAND, MB. 

ROCKLAND (Al. V. Rosenberg, mgr.; agent. 
U. B. O. ; rehearsal Mon. and Thurs. 11). — 6-7, 
Ruth Menlo. good; Pryer A Addison, excel* 
lent; 1-10, DeVout Due. good; Chas. Terrls A 
Co.. excellent; 11-14. Marlon Kay, good; Don 
Ramaay's Harmonists, excellent; 15-17. Blllle 
A Effle Hall; Charlie Farrell. A. C. J. 



ST. JOHN, N. B. 

OPERA HOU8E (D. H. McDonald, mgr.). — 
6-10. Knickerbocker Tabloid Musical Comedy 



Co., business good. 11-17, Thoa. E. Shea; 20- 
21. Boston Opera Stars; 22-24. "Mutt and 
Jeff." 

NICKEL (W. H. Goldlng. mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O.). — 6-10, pictures; Ruth Blalsdell. 

LYRIC (Steve Hurley, mgr.). — 6-7, John 
Cooper, good; Stuart Kolllns, pleased; 8-10. 
Bonnie Sisters, strong; pictures. 

GEM (Fred Trlfts, mgr.). — George Irving 
pictures. L. H. CORTRIOHT. 



ST. PAUL, MINN. 

ORPHEUM— "Puss In Boots"; Blxley A 
Lerner; The Le Oroths; Dorothy Harris; Mo- 
ran A Wiser; Marcelleno A Co.; pictures. 

EMPRE88. — The Passenger Wreck, pleas- 
ing; White's Comedy Circus, succeeds In get- 
ting good laughs; Joe Blrnes, very good; 
Three Bennett Sisters, new and pleasing; 
The Palace Quartet, very pleasing; pictures. 
Local Manager Ous 8. Greening has brought 
out some very handsome hangers and pro- 
grams for this annlversay week of ths Em- 
press. The paper and bill of the plays are all 
printed In blue and gold, with a handsome 
photograph of the theatre on front page. All 
the window sheets are also printed the same 
way and are attracting much attention and 
surely filling the house. This Is the second 
anniversary of the Empress here and while 
all previous local managers have done much 
for the success of the house. It remained for 
Mr. Greening to put on the finishing touches, 
which have resulted In almost continuous ca- 
pacity business. 

NEW PRINCE88— 8eba*tlan Merrill; Donna 



Adair Trio; Newport ft H*rt . tleo. Crotty 
pictures. 

METROPOLITAN— "D. . p Purple." I>y 

Wright Hamilton Stork Co. N.xt week, "Tin- 
Spendthrift." 

GRAND. — "Wine. Woman an. I Song ." 

UllMIA M 



SALT LAKE CITY. 

ORPHEUM. — Week 4. Sam Mann, \nM wv.r; 
Will Dillon, good; Barry ft Mortinvr, scored 
big hit; La Tosca A Co.. great; Doc O'Nell. 
great; The Great Tornadoes, good; Jeanne 
Russell A Co., good. 

EMPRESS. — Week 7, "The Rose of Mexico." 
good; Glendower, Manion & Co.. good; Welch. 
Mealy ft Montrose, hit; Jeanle Fletcher, good; 
Skaters Bl Jouve, excellent Dow ft Dow, 
good. 

SALT LAKE. — 6-7. "Hanky Panky." opened 
to good business, but show wag ao trashy It 
went bad.. 8-10, Frances Starr In "The Case 
of Becky," good house, well liked, good for 
run. 

COLONIAL.— Week 4, Wm. J. Kelly ft Co- 
in My Parner." 

GARRICK.— Dark. 



Commencing May 17 the present Orpheum 
will be known as the Utah, and will be de 
voted to stock, under tho management of J. 
Howard Garrett. 



Next season the Orpheum will be In Its new 
home on 2nd South St., between Main and 
West Temple. OWEN. 



SAVANNAH. 

BIJOU (Corbln Shelld, mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O. ; rehearsal Mon. 11). — Musical Alvlnos. ex- 
cellent; Eldora A Co., novelty; Harry A 
Augusta Turpln. entertaining; Six Steppers, 
featured, scored; Austin A Taps. 

LIBERTY (Bandy Bros., mgrs.). — Jewell - 
Kelley Stock Co. in double bill, "Oliver Twist" 
and "The Whole Dam Family," fairly good 
attendance. Rumored this Is last week of 
stock for season. 

ARCADIA (Jake Schrameck, mgr.). --Know- 
land Sisters, very good; pictures. 

ODEON (Mose Rbersteln, mgr.). — Anna 
Hoffman, scoring well; pictures. 

PRINCESS (Gelger ft Stebblns, mgrs.).— 
Al. Schaeffer's Musical Comedy Co., and pic- 
tures; big business. 

STAR (W. Payne, mgr.).— Pop vaudeville 

PEKIN (J. Stllles, mgr.).— Pop vaudeville 

FOLLY (Mose Ebersteln, mgr.). — Pictures. 

Savannah Chautauqua, 23-29, with Ben 
Greet Players and Barnard Orchestra. 

REX. 

SCHENECTADY, N. Y. 

PROCTOR'S (Chss. H. Oouldlng, mgr.; 
agents, K. A E. and U. B. O. : rehearsal Mon. 
and Thurs. 9).— 12-14, John B. Hymer*s Co.. 
pretentious, hit; "Five Musical Lassies," went 
big; Lewie ft Norton, best bench act yet; May 
Sunderland, very good; Alexander, clever; big 
business. The employees of Proctor's have 
discarded their uniforms of black, trimmed 
with red for those of brown, trimmed with 
black. This house has set an exceptionally 
high stsndsrd for both cleanliness of em- 
ployees and theatre. The efforts of Mgr. Chas 
Oouldlng In this direction have always In- 
creased his already large clientele. 

ORPHEUM (F. X. Breymalre. mgr.; agent. 
Walter Pllmmer; rehearsal Mon. and Thurs. 
12).— 8-10. Sue Hlgglns ft Co., liked. 12-14. 
Ted Browning ft Eddie Collins, in "The Whirl 
of Mirth." with a chorus, went big; F. X. 
Breymaier, good. 

MOHAWK (Ackerman J. Gill, mgr.).— Th*» 
Gotham Producing Co. In a fine production 
of "The Cllmfex," with Walter Dale as 
"Pletro." a hit; Leonore Ulrlch. Tom Aiken 
and Mahlon Hamilton also share In the first 
honors; good business; 28th week. 

8lg. Santelle's Circus 10 Considering 
weather, rather cold, the business very good. 

Mahlon Hamilton, now leading man of th* 
Gotham Producing Co. at the Mohawk, was 
«r>en In the Klnemacolor feature, "His Broth- 
er's Keeper," at Proctor'*. «-lo. Mr. Hamil- 
ton played the lead In this film In a wry abl*« 
manner. "IIOWY." 



SCJOTTDALE, PA. 

OPERA HOUSE (f!. E. Henry mgr.; agf-nl 
L. C McLaughlin). — Harvard A Cornell; Rl. . 
A Ford; Leslie Thurston: Haynrs ft Hayncx 

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A REAL TUNE! 



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I WISH I HAD A DOLL LIKE YOU" JUST A " 2^™? t ?.?££ 

GOOD SINGLE GOOD DOUBLE, A HOMER! f " S » W " DOulJllI II, IC 



An appealing march ballad, easy to sing, a hit with any kind of an audience. 



make-em-sit-up song. 

Orchs. in Bb, orig (D to D), C, high (E to E), G, low (B to B). 



Published by 




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MILTON AYER, Prof. Mgr. 



Room 403, 145 N. CLARK STREET, CHICAGO 




ADDRESS DEPARTMENT 

Where Players May Be Located 
Next Week (May 19) 

(The routes or addresses given below are accurate. Players may be listed In this 
department weekly, either at the theatre they are appearing; in, or at a permanent or 
temporary address, which will be Inserted when route Is not received, for $6 yearly, nr 
If name Is In bold face type, $10 yearly. All players. In vaudeville, legitimate, stock 
or burlesque, are eligible to this department.) 



Abeles Edward Lambs Club N Y 

Adler A Arllne Savoy Atlantic City 

Adonis 64 W 144th St N Y 

Ahearn Troupe Variety N Y 

Alblnl Great 8-C Heidelberg Bldg N Y 

Allen Arch Marquette Bldg Chicago 

Anson B J Variety N Y 



Bards Four Variety N Y 
Barnes A Crawford Freeport N Y 
Barnolds Animals Variety London 
Barry A Wolford Freeport L I 
Berger Edgar White Rats N Y 
Berliner Vera 6724 Ridge Ave Chicago 
Big Jim F Bernstein 1482 Bway N Y 
Bowers Walters A Crooker Birmingham Eng 
Bracks Seven 104 E 14th Tauslg N Y 
Brady Basil 152 E 108th St N Y 
Braham Nat Variety N Y 

Breton Ted A Corinne Plunkett 1492 Bway 
N T 



6 BROWN BROS. 

Featured this Season with the Primrose and 
Dockstader Minstrels 

Brown A Foster Auditorium Riverside Cal. 
Brown Harris A Brown Foster Centre R I 
Burke John A Mae Keith's Phlla Pa 
Byron A Langdon Variety N Y 



Caltes Novelty 1284 6th St Philadelphia 

Cameron Grace Empress Milwaukee 

Carr Ernest Variety N Y 

Cartmell A Harris Freeport L I 

Co Dora • Riverside Ave Newark 

Clark A Borgman 111 George St Brooklyn 

Clark A Hamilton Variety N Y 

Clifford Boosts Variety N T 

Collins Joale Bhuberts 1416 Bway N Y 

Corelll A Gllette 17 Green St London 

Cross A Josephine Bushwlck Bklyn N Y 



Crouch -nd Welch 

TOURING EUROPE 
Direction, M. 8. Bontham. 



Curson Sisters Third Time Orpheum Circuit 



Dasle Mile J Jacobs 1492 Bway N Y 
Deeley Ben A Co Variety N Y 
Diamond A Brenen Orpheum Winnipeg 
Dingle A Esmeralda Marlnelll 1493 Bway N Y 
Donnelly Leo Friars Club N Y 
Drew Virginia Variety N Y 
Duffy P J 2 Ashland PI Brooklyn 

Diamond *«- Brennan «« 

Next Week (May 19), Orpheum, Winnipeg. 
Direction, M. 8. BENTIIAM. 



B 
Edwards Shorty Variety N Y 
Elisabeth Mary Variety N Y 
Elliott Sydney A 247 Harvey Avo Detroit 
Eltlnge Julian Eltlnge Theatre N v 



THE HUMAN FROG. 

May 23-30. Casino. Boulogne. Fninee. 

Four Konerz Bros Loew Circuit Ind.f 

Four Regale Variety Chicago 

Frevoll Frert 148 Mulberry St CInclnn.-itl 

Fox Harry Variety N Y 

Fox A Ward 1117 Wolf St Philadelphia 

Frey Henry 1777 Madison Ave N Y 

Frey Twins Variety Chicago 

a 

Godfrey A Henderson Beebler Bros Chicago 



Golden Morris Variety N Y 

Green Burt Lambs Club N Y 

Green Ethel Variety N Y 

Ouerro A Carmen 2108 W North Ave Chicago 



Halllgan A Sykes Orpheum Peoria 111 
Han Ion Bros Holborn Empire Eng 
Hardcastle Teddy Variety N Y 
Harrah Great Novelty Topeka 
Haywood Harry Co Variety Chicago 
Heather Josle Variety N Y 
Herold Virginia Variety Chicago 
Hlnes Palmer A Girls Variety N Y 
Holman Harry A Co Pantages Spokane 
Hopkins Sisters Variety N Y 
Houdlnl Days Agency Strand London 
Hufford A Chain P Casey 1498 Bway N Y 
Hunter A Roes Variety N Y 
Hutchinson Wll A Co Coliseum London 



loleen Sisters Variety N Y 

J 
Jarrot Jack Variety N Y 

K 

Greateot Money-Getting Sensation 

PRINCE KAR-MI 

Gorgeous — Startling — Original 



Karrel Great Variety N Y 

Kaafmaa Reba A Ines Variety Chicago 

Kayne Agnes Variety Chicago 

Kenna Charles Variety N Y 

Kenny A Hollls Empress Salt Lake 

Kelso A Lelghton H Shea 1482 Bway N Y 



Lamb's Manikins Variety N Y 

Lambert I Variety N Y 

Langdons The Romona Park Grand Rapids 

Lawson A Namon Variety Chicago 

Loo Isabella Variety N Y 

Louden Janet Variety N Y 

Lynch T M 212 W 141st St N Y 



Mascot Variety London 
Maurice A Walton Variety N Y 
McDermott Billy Miller Hotel N Y 
Meredith Slaters 302 W 61st St N Y 



Montgomery Duo 



Instrumentalists Do Luxe. 
Booked Solid. Address VARIETY, New York 



Meraereau Mile Variety San Francisco 

Meraa Polly Variety N Y 

Moree Mite Highlands N J 

Mosarta Fred A Eva O H Champaign 111 



McMahon and Chappelle 

Booking Direct 



McCarthy Myles Variety N Y 
McCarthy William Green Room Club N Y 
Mullery Maud Variety N Y 
Murray Elisabeth M Variety N Y 



PAUL 



RUBY 



NEVINSaodERWOOD 

Management, Max E. Hayes, United Time. 



Newhoff A Phelps, 640 W 168d St N Y 
Nlblo A Spencer Variety London 
Nicol Bros 1590 Amsterdam Ave N Y 
Nome Bob Variety N Y 
Nonetto P Casey 1493 Bway N Y 



JACK NORWORTH 

And the HONEYMOON FOUR. 

Oak Lane Station, ltth St., Phlla., Pa. 



Paddock A Paddock Variety N Y 
Pagllaccl 4 Variety San Francisco 



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SOMETHING NEW AND ORIGINAL. 
This Week (May 12), Keith's, Boston. 
Direction. ALF T. WILTON. 

Parry Charlotte Variety London 

Pretst Janet Wolfolk Aahland Bldg Chicago 



Rafael Dave 1101 Grant Ave San Francisco 
Ramsey Slaters Ehrlch House N Y 
Rathskeller Trio Variety Chicago 
Readrick Frank Variety N Y 
Reeves Alf ttl W 44th N Y 
Reeves BUlle Variety Ban Francisco 
Relsner A Gores Roanoke Roanoke Va 
Rice Elmer A Tom Variety London 
Bice Fanny Blanchard Farm Franklin N H 
Ritchie W B Variety London 



W. E. Ritchie and Co. 

THE ORIGINAL TRAMP CYCLIST 



GET YOUR 

SUMMER ADDRESS 

ON RECORD 

Have your name and address in this Department. 
$5 by the year, $10 with name in bold face type. 

Let friends locate you at any time. When route 
is given it will be published, or permanent address 
inserted instead. Route may be changed weekly, 
and address as often as desired. 



Roehms Athletic Girls Variety N Y 
Rogers Will Variety Chicago 



Savoy Lucille Variety N Y 

Sherman A DeForrest Davenport Centre N Y 

Soils Bros 4 Variety Chicago 

Btaatoa Walter The Billboard Chicago 

Stephens Leona Variety Chicago 

8t James W H A Co care J Jacobs 14 93 

Bway N T 
Stoddard A Hlnes 116 8 7th Bt Hannibal Mo 



Terry A Lambert Friars Club N Y 



Valll A Valll Variety N Y 

Van Billy 4611 Forrest Ave Madlsonvllle O 

Vaa Billy B Van Harbor N H 

Velde Trio Variety Chicago 



Waador A Stone 8-C Heidelberg Bldg N Y 
Whitehead Joe Variety N Y 
Whlttler Inco Co Variety N Y 
Williams MoUlo Variety N Y 




WILLARD 

THE MAN WHO GROWS 

Direction. 

ERNEST EDEL8TEIN. 

(May), Hip, London. Eng. 



LETTERS 

Where C follows name, letter is In Chi- 
cago. 

Advertising or circular letters of any 
description will not be Hated when known. 

P following name Indicates postal, ad- 
vertised once only. 



Adamson Josephine 
Allen Chaa H 
Alma A Howard 
Alpine Troupe 
Anderson Alfred 
Arnold Madge 
Atkins Jack 

B 
Baldwin J A 
Banta Arthur 
Barnes George 
Beeman Teresa 
Be Gar Beatrice 
Bel ford Webster 
Bennett Klute K (C) 
Bennett Lily 
Berger Mr 
Bernard Ben (C) 
Berry Le Roy 
Blerly Eddie 
Blott Dottle 
Boggs Martha 
Brennan A Wright 
Brown Charles 
Burke Etta 
Burke Thomas 



Calloway T L 
Campbell Dewey 
Campbell Robert 
Canella Ernest 
Carmen Kutle 
Carr Ernest 
Carson A Brown 
Carter Chas J 
Carter Lillian 
Carter O D 
Christy Thomac 
Clare Elsie 
Clare Leslie 
Clark T J 
Cole A Williams 
Connor Frank 
Corln Joel P 



Dancing Dolls 
D'Arvllle Georgia 
Deely N B 
De Lacy Leigh 
Del more Nan 
De Lord Arthur 
Delp Mae 



De Mussey A Get (C) 
Dike Juliette 
Donovan A McDonald 
Downing Helen 
Duncan Charlotte 

E 
Easton May 
Eck Tom 
Edna Mysterious 
Ellison Mary 



Fairbanks Irene 
Fairfax Mabel 
Fall Howard A 
Falls Agnes 
Farley Jack 
Fay Eva 

Faye & Wynne (C) 
Fiechtl Anna 
Fennel A Tyson 
Ferguson Adele 
Fletcher Chas L 
Flint Douglas A 
Fox & Ward 
Franklyn Mr A Mrs 
Froyer Chas 

a 

Georgia Trio 
Gerard Inez 
Gerts JesB 
Oilbe* »*■ 
G"-». 

fau. 
uoruon Alice 
Gordon Thomas 
Gorman Claude 
Graham Estelle 
Granville A Mack 
Grayhur8t Harry 

H 

Hale George M 
Hall J A & Co 
Hallen Frederick 
Harcourt Geneva 
Hardy Mary 
Harvey Bert 
Haslan Robert 
Hawley Sam F 
Hayward Harry 
Herman Acell 
Hill Emma (C) 
Hippie Clifford 



VARIETY 



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THE FOX AGENCY 






EDWARD F. KEALEY, Manager 
212 WEST 42nd ST., NEW YORK Phone, 1247 Bryant 



18 WEEKS IN NEW YORK CITY 

Flaying Vaudeville's Beet Act*. 

BOOKING 

Awow.i of Basic. Aodubon Theatre. Crotena Theatre, Rlvemldt 
Theatre. »*bli*giun Theatre. Nmm Theatre, Fox'e Theatre, tetkui 
Theatre, tolly Theatre, Comedy Theatre. NEWARK. WaehJagtoa 
Theatre; Nh»T BAIRN. Grand Opera House; SPRINGFIELD, Neleea 
Theatre, NKW BRITAIN, Fox'e Theatre; WATEKBUltY, Fox's ' 
tre: HKim.KI'OKT, Fox's Lyric Theatre. 



Ernest Edelsten 

VARIETY AND DRAMATIC AOENT. 
IT Greea it., Leleeeter Square, LONDON. 

Sole Representative. 
jobe Tiller** Companion Walter C. Kelly 

Little Ttch. Two Bobo. Wee Oeorgle Wood. 
ALWAYS VACANCIES FOR GOOD ACTS. 



Hammerstein's 
Victoria 



AMERICA'S MOST 
FAMOUS VARIETY 



OPKN TUB TRAR ROUND. 



Brennan-Fuller Vaudeville Circuit 



(AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND) 



WANT TO HEAR FROM RECOGNIZED NOVELTT FEATURE ACTS. 

Julee Simpson, Representative, 207-8 Pftntagee' Theatre Bldg., SAN FRANCISCO. 



THE GUS SUN BOOKING EXCHANGE COMPANY 

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO 

ich Offices: CHICAGO, Majestic Theatre Bid*., Coney Holmes; PITTSBURGH, Wabash 
BldR., Jerome Casper; NEW YORK. Putnam Bide;.. John Son. 

WANTED— Acts of all kinds for Spring- and Summer Tour. To hear from all 
nixed arts that are ready to negotiate for next eeaean'e booking. 

State aU first letter, give complete billing and fall description of act. 

We will nlso use one hundred flrst-clase acta for oar regular vaudeville road shows. 
Fifteen shows Intact playing a certain route. CAN USE IMMEDIATELY — Several Tab- 
loid Musical Comedy Companlee consisting of from eeven to ten people. 



95% 



of all performances solas; to Europe make their steamship arraagemeats 

through us. The following have: 

Laddie ClUf, Cook * Mies Rothbert, Joan Calcedo, Herbert Clifton, Cart- 

mcll A Hnrrle, Creeey and Dayne, Roelna Cneeelll, Moray Cash, Conway A 
Lelnnd, Mnelcal Catec, Coatc A Marguerite, Carletta, Cordaa A Maud, Capretta A Chcfalo, 
demons A Dean. 

PAUL TAUSIO A BON, 104 B. 14th St., Vow York City. 
German Savings Bank Bids. Telephone Btayveeaat 



MARRY 





ERICA 

is now looking for acts to open immediately in England. 
Address, 117 Patchen Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 



Hoffmen Al F 
Holmes May 
Homer Evs 
Hopklrk Chss 
Horton Marie 
Howard Bros (C) 
Hughs J J 
Hughs Mr H (C) 
Hunter Parke 



Imhoff Roger 
Ioleen Sisters (P) 



Josetty Frank 



Keller 4 Wier 
Kelly Dan 
Kelso Billy 
Kennedy James 
Kenton Dorothy 
King Dottle 
King A Gee 
Klass Chas 
Koch Arus 



La Belle Cora 
Lambert Mable 
Landsthur John 
La Rocbelle James 
La Van Nat & Helen 
Law Miss W 
Lawrence William 
Lawson Tnes 
Layden Harry 
Leary Daniel J 
Lee Virginia (C) 



Leonard Eddie 
Le Page Collls 
Leroy A Harvey 
Le Roy Hilda 
Lewis Jack 
Lewis Maybell 
Llnd Jos 
Llttlejohns 
Lloyd Nona 
Luce A Luce 
Lugl Pecano Troupe 
Lyons Harry C 



Mac Boyle Darl 
Mack Eddie 
Mack Ollle 
Mack W H 
Madlgan P 
Martyn A Florence 
Matthew A Shayne (C) 
McCullagh Jas 
Mcintosh Hugh (F) 
McKay Raymond 
McKenna Tom (C) 
McKlnley Nell 
Melville Ethel (C) 
Modlca Hap 
Moore Dave A Pony 
Moore Tom 8 (C) 
Morton Frances L» 
Most Elsa 
Murphy Nick 
Muaketters Three 

N 

Nadell Leo (C) 
Nestoff Mr 
Nlcbols Blanche 
Nicolas Ralph 



Norton Dixie (P) 
Norton Henry 
Noes Bertha 
Nunn Prlsale (C) 



Olive Trio 
Olympic Four 



Paullnette A Plqua 
Perry A Smith 
Plunkett Marlow 
Port Jack 
Powers Caroline O 
Price Wlllard D 
Prlngle Aubrey 



Rafeal Dave (C) 
Raffln Frank 
Redford Sam 
Rlginl Tony (C) 
Roberts Mrs B 
Robson S H 
Rome John B 
Runtln Prince 
Ryan Carolyn O 



Sandbofer Jos 
Sawyer Delia 
Scott Nellie 
Sharp Lew 
Shaw Mae 
Sheridan Joule 
Sherwood Henry 
Simpson Cora (C) 
Smith Mllo 
Starr Lillian 



Stearns Belle 
Stephens Leona 
Stewart Will J 
Story Belle 
Sully John 
Swan Edith B 
Sweeney John 
"Sylvester" 
Syman Stanley 

T 
Tan aey Wm 
Taylor A Crawford 
Thomas Mr A Mrs 
Tburber A Madison 
Tinny Mr 
Toner Tommy 
Tranella Bros 
Trip to Africa Co 
Trough ton Steve (C) 



Valdare Bessie 
Van Dorn Prof W H 
Valerlo Mary 
Vine Dave 
Vlon J F 

W 

Watson Kate 
Watts A Lucas 
Webb W E 
Weir Thos A 
Wells Owens G (C) 
Weston C O 
Westony Vllmos (C) 
Whlttler Lee 
Wlllams Cowboy 
Willamson A Watson 
Wincllffe Miss O 



THE GRIFFIN CIRCUIT 

THE HIDE-AWAY BIO TIME CIRCUIT. Booking everything worth while from Quebec so 

D-'rolt. Wise performers see as before playing this territory. 
MONTREAL OFFICE. 41 St. Catherine St. Bast. Local Manager, CHAS. L. STRYRNA 
Booking Agent, PETER F. GRIFFIN, Griffin Theatre Bldg., TORONTO CANADA. 

FREEMAN BERNSTEIN 



P romoter and Producer of VaadevtUe Acta 
4th Floor, FITZGERALD BLDG., NEW YORK, 
OPKN DAT AND NIGHT. Cable "Freeborn, N 

Phone. Bryant tilt 



OW York.' 





VE Y 



CIRCUI 



VAUDEVILLE 



EXECUTIVE 



In the Far West. Steady Consecutive Work for Novelty 
OFFICES, ALCAZAR THEATRE BLDG.. SAN FRANCISCO. 
PLAYING THE BEST IN YACDEYILLB 



SULLIVAN and CONSIDINE CIRCUIT 



O EN ARAL BUSINESS OFFICE: 

SulUvaa and Coasldlne Bldg-., Third nod 

Madison Streets. 

SEATTLE. WASH. 

FRED LINCOLN Gen. MgT. 



GENERAL BOOKING OFFICE i 
14*6 BROADWAY— B KIDS LB ERG BLDG. 
NEW YORK CITY 



CHRIS O. BROWN 



BRANCH BOOKING OFFICES: PAUL OOUDRON. f North Clark St., oor. Madison, Chi- 
cago. 111.; MAURICE J. BURNS. Id end Madison Sta, Seattle Wash.; W. P. REESE. 141 
Market St.. San Francisco. Cal.; B. OBERMAYER, Broadmead House, II Panton St, Loads*, 
8. W., Eng. 



NEW THEATRE 



BALTIMORE. 

GEORGE SCHNBIDHR, Ml 

Acts desiring to BREAK THEIR JUV 
COMING EAST OR GOING WEST 
Send In your Open Time. Mention Lowest 
Salary. Include Program. 
New York Office:— 307 Gaiety Theatre Bids- 



GOOD ACTS WANTED 



Ml 



HUNT 



7th 



New York 



IW F.N I LAN IS. 

Large Theatres Small Jumps 
NO OPPOSITION White 

N. T. Ren. Howard A the 
Grano Opera 
Bowdola So. 



FOOTLIGHTS 



'/he only aasaeaAaa peony weekly devoted 
eritlrely to vowOvlUe and the theatres son 
eraily. A paSey of legitimate news and 
rrftJelems, Irrespective of sentiment or bual- 



Goaraateed circulation throughout Austral - 
3.500 coplm week. All communications 
to Martin C. Brenaan, too Caetlereagh St., 
Sydney. 



JOHN QUIGLEY 

New England Vaudeville Circuit. 
American representative for W. SCOTT 
ADACKER, of London, aad the 

New England Vaudeville Circuit 

booking the heat act at all time, la oho feast 
theatres of New England, Canada and Mow 
York. Mala offices. 88 Boy I. too St., BlSJsjx, 
Mass.; Gaiety Theatre Building, Now York 
City. 



NOVELTT ACTS: SING 



Write or Wire 



J. H. ALOZ 



Canadian Theatres 

Orpheum Theatre Bids*. 
MONTREAL. P. Q. 



Billy Atwell 



Representative of 

Sulllvaa-Coneldlno 
Heidelberg Building. Phono SSS 
48d St. and Broadway, Now Y, 



GOMES VAUDEVILLE EXCHANGE 

112 ODD FELLOWS TEMPLE CINCINNATI. Ohio 

NOTICE.— TO ACTS OF RECOGNIZED MERIT. If yon have Immediate or future 
time open or want to break yonr Jump, write, wire, or 'phone or coll at office. NO 
ACT TOO LARGE. B. J. GOMES. Manager. 



Prudential Vaudeville Exchange 



IN AFFILIATION WITH 



. MARCUS LOEW— 
MC- SULLIVAN & CONSIDINE 



CARL ANDERSON. Booking Manaser. 



Exclusive Territorial Rlfhts In Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 



Consolidated Booking Offices, 

Fltzforald Building, 43d Street and Broadway. Now Yoric ^itdetixlb aaenod 



BOOKING 

MOSS & BRILL CIRCUIT-CUNNINGHAM- 

FLUGELMAN CIRCUIT 



Phono 5451 Bryant 



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VARIETY 



TH1 VENTRILOQUIST WITH A PRO- 
DUCTION. 

REYNARD 



Presents Beth Dewberry and Jaws Jai 
la "A MORNING IN HICHSVTLLE." 
Direction, GENE HUG UBS. 



STUART BARNES 

JAMES R. PLUNBJETT, 

WlfW HOMiH R. IT 

UIason - Heeler 



., N. Y. C. 



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(FarreD) 

performers say ear aotleea la tale 
a tot of Junk. Straago baw 
they pay to thosn. We abaaM 

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"ALWAYS WORKING." 

622 N. 12TH ST., PHILA, PA. 



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WATRRSON, 

lit W. ttth 

AU my friends at 
write. 



of the 
A SNYDER CO., 
Now Yark City, 
aad abroad, pleano 




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CORRESPONDENCE 

(Contlnuod from pas* II.) 
SPOKANE. 

AUDITORIUM (Charles York, mgr.; agent. 
N. W. T. A.)— 8-10, pic